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A global treaty on rivers: key to true water security

No broad-based international agreement on sharing rivers currently exists, even though much of the world depends on water from rivers that flow through more than one nation. But that may be about to change, as two separate global river treaties are close to being approved.

At sustainability meeting, a vision of the future draws applause—and hooting

Hunter Lovins, the keynote speaker at the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education's conference, should have been a huge hit. Not.

Helping U.S. farmers increase production and protect theland

American agriculture is steeped in a chemical-intensive system that wastes money and pollutes the environment. But by making use of new technology and innovative approaches, farmers can boost production and profits — while at the same time improving soil quality, enhancing biodiversity, and protecting habitat.

Indian ashram turns to clean energy in sustainability push

The ashram is a clean and tranquil place where natural resources are utilised in a sustainable manner and both administrators and beneficiaries try to incorporate the concept of sustainability into their lifestyles.