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De-Growth Versus Sustainable Development

The first decade of the twenty-first century saw a rapid expansion of the global economy to the continued detriment of the global ecosystem. With growing awareness of and concern for climate change, biodiversity loss and peak oil, the physical limits of these systems are now the subject of two movements to mitigate – or prevent […]

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The Benefits of Nature – Does Nature Make Us Better Human Beings?

Over the past few decades, science has demonstrated the beneficial impact of nature on everything from stress relief to healing. Now, a 2009 study suggests that exposure to the natural environment may also enhance our ability to care, our appreciation of community, even our generosity. The Benefits of Appreciating Nature – Why Exposure to Nature […]

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Greenhouse Gases: Human-Made, Natural or Both?

Carbon dioxide (CO2), methane, and nitrous oxide are all ‘greenhouse gases,’ which allow sunlight to enter the atmosphere freely but which also absorb and trap infrared radiation, or ‘heat,’ providing a blanket of gases that protect the planet from the sun’s rays. Without these gases, life on earth would be unsustainable, and the earth’s atmosphere […]

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Nature Conservation Research Centre (NCRC) is recognized internationally as a leader in developing rural ecotourism and community protected areas as a means of economic development and resource conservation. NCRC’s initiatives have facilitated sustainable economic development in scores of poor rural areas of Ghana and other nations in West Africa. Founded in Ghana in 1996, NCRC […]

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