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Earth Island Journal

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Award-winning environmental reporting, commentary, and analysis

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In This Issue

The Butterfly Effect
How nature restoration programs in Oregon’s prisons are helping inmates find a new purpose in life.

Forecast: Uncertain
Myanmar is being battered by the worst impacts of global warming. Does it have the capacity to adapt?

Hope for a New Trade Agenda
Holding NAFTA negotiators accountable for policies that truly benefit working people and the planet.

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Engineering and Social Justice

When Bill Gates was asked what he would do to improve his life if he were living on $2 a day, he responded – “I would raise chickens”.

In Burkina Faso in West Africa, 90% of rural households practice poultry farming and the majority are women. Yet only 6% of rural areas have access to sustainable energy making it difficult to leverage modern technologies to improve productivity.

EnergieRich is creating a pathway out of poverty for smallholder poultry farming through locally produced, innovative renewable energy solutions.

Bringing together underrepresented STEM students from universities, communities in Burkina Faso and engineering professionals – EnergieRich’s solar powered egg incubator is poised to increase productivity in poultry farming, create jobs and reduce out-migration in rural areas.

Watch this video and discover how they’re building energy solutions from the ground up

Earth Island Updates

Why are coyotes so polarizing?

Oxfam’s Extreme Carbon Inequality report

Young Scientists Return to Visit the Creek they Helped Restore

These Wildlife Conservationists Haven’t Given Up Hope

Tokyo 2020 Olympics Scandal

Solutions to Plastic Pollution

Shark Deaths Plague San Francisco Bay

Food Shift featured in the Alameda Sun!

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