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Government negligence, rampant development and illegal land clearing spark wildfires in Indonesia that annually ravage thousands of acres of forest. AP Photo

Resource depletion is a serious problem, but ‘footprint’ estimates don’t tell us much about it

July 29, 2019 is 'Earth Overshoot Day,' a date coined by the nonprofit Global Footprint Network to publicize overuse of Earth's resources. But their estimates may actually understate the problem.
Delegates at this week’s marine science conference in Fremantle take a plastic-free coffee break. Alicia Sutton/AMSA

We organised a conference for 570 people without using plastic. Here’s how it went

This year's national conference of the Australian Marine Science Association is a plastic-free zone, as marine scientists aim to reduce the environmental burden of throwaway plastic.
In this April 2013 file photo, Bangladeshi rescue workers search for victims amid the rubble of a collapsed building in Savar, near Dhaka, Bangladesh. A new study shows a gender gap in how female and male business students viewed the role that business played in the disaster. (AP Photo/Kevin Frayer)

How current and future business executives link sustainability and global strife

In a recent survey, Alberta business students believed that sustainability should be embedded in business education. That could signal a shift in views on the integration of profit, planet and people.

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