Many scholars have pondered whether smaller farms are better in terms of environmental, economic, and social outcomes. In our paper, we synthesize data from studies that have been conducted on this question over the last 50 years. We show that smaller farms have higher yields and biodiversity.
Palm oil, the most important source of vegetable oil in the world, is derived from the fruit of palm trees grown in the tropics. Fruits are harvested manually, then transported to a mill for processing, and ultimately exported and made into an array of products from food to toiletries to biodiesel.
Wind turbines harness the power of the wind to generate electricity and are subject to high mechanical loads due to buffeting by the wind. We present a new publicly available digital global atlas of extreme wind speeds to help wind farm developers select the right wind turbines for their location.
This post examines challenges of incorporating 'sustainability' into the higher education programs and way forward. DOI: 10.1080/07373937.2021.1908806
Cities are increasingly recognized in global development policy agendas as key to sustainable development. However, there is surprisingly little data available to inform the kind of decisions that would make cities more inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable (Sustainable Development Goal 11).