Somalia’s Illegal Fishing Problem Is About More Than Piracy

The newswires were buzzing last week over the story that pirates hijacked a commercial ship off the shores of Somalia — but the focus on “pirates” overlooks factors such as overfishing, poverty, smuggling and even deforestation.

Seize the Opportunity to Go Deforestation-Free

Protecting forests isn’t just critical for the health of our planet; it’s also smart business, argues Carlos Saviani, VP of sustainable food for the World Wildlife Fund.

Bees, Almonds and Ice Cream: Häagen-Dazs Makes the Connection

If ever there were a canary in a coal mine, the wild bee in the almond patch is it: The decline in pollinator populations could have broad-sweeping effects for global agriculture. Ice cream purveyor Häagen-Dazs wants to do its part to save the bees — and one of its key ingredients, the California almond.

Egypt: Ground Zero for the Water-Energy-Food Nexus

The Nile River Valley, which sustained Egypt since before the reign of the pharaohs, is at a tipping point. And a new dam in Ethiopia and unchecked development could render much of this country uninhabitable as its population continues to surge.