The delegates and observers at the COP16 in Cancun are getting an earful about Blue Carbon—shorthand for atmospheric carbon sequestered in the earth’s coastal and nearshore environments. Oceans…

Marea E. Hatziolos |

This week marked another milestone in Bangladesh’s fight against climate change. Bangladesh with its long coastline and high poverty rates is among those countries most at risk from climate change…

Arastoo Khan |

What would support for climate change adaptation look like if it were designed to meet the needs of those most vulnerable to the effects of climate change?   It might, for example, offer…

Robin Mearns |

A power substation in Yingxhou, Sichuan Province was almost totally destroyed in the magnitude 7.9 Sichuan-Wenchuan earthquake in 2008. The statistics are startling. 75% of global flood mortality…

Abhas Jha |

It is part of World Bank tradition that, just before retiring, a staff member sends a short email to his/her colleagues to express how much they have enjoyed the challenges of working here, the…

Tony Whitten |

The author testing to see if this pebble is indeed a fossil bone

Tony Whitten |

Retreat: A withdrawal for prayer and study and meditation; the going backward or receding from something hazardous, formidable, or unpleasant; a place affording peace, quiet, privacy, or security…

Tony Whitten |

To a tourist visiting Cambodia, or to a French consumer living in Cambodia (whose food habits require a complement of pasta and potatoes), rice will mainly mean the stunning landscapes of rice…

Stéphane Guimbert |

View to Ulaanbaatar from a tourist camp on the slopes of Bogd Khan Uul Okay, so we changed our minds, but we did so for good reasons.

Tony Whitten |

If you were in Bangladesh in June, you would have found teachers in schools, preachers in mosques, and ads in newspapers, television, loudspeakers and pamphlets, encouraging people to bring in…

Ashok Sarkar |