Guyana is on the verge of an oil bonanza that could bring in US$1 million a day. But if it's not careful, this poor nation – population 750,000 – could fall prey to the dreaded 'resource curse.'
Most African cities are expensive, informal and non-industrial. This has produced unique socioeconomic and environmental risks that must be carefully considered in policy development.
What do you do with a giant pit mine once it closes? One option for the Hazelwood mine is creating a recreational lake – but there are economic and environmental issues to consider.
Government strategies promoting economic growth through the development of the biodiverse Salween river basin should not be at the cost of human rights.
The unanticipated public health consequences of unsustainable development reminds the world that the issues are not in the distant future, but instead face us now.