Looking back one, two and five years ago today on Worldchanging:
Suriname Tribe Protects Land, Ensures Rights
Hugo Jabini was honored with the 2009 Goldman Environment Prize for South and Central America, along with Head Captain Wanze Eduards, one of the four members of a powerful Saramaka governing council (the Saramaka are a group of Maroons who live in a 9,000-square-kilometer area of central Suriname). The two united the Saramaka to oppose logging companies and fought their way to an international court. Their victory set an international precedent for tribalinternational court and tribal land rights...
Interview with Mark Anielski
Hassan Masum talks with Mark Anielski, Albertan and author of The Economics of Happiness: Building Genuine Wealth. Mark has been working for many years on better ways of measuring progress, and this conversation delves into the potential of moving beyond GNP...
Tracking Diseases From Orbit
James Cascio discusses the recently-unveiled Epidemio project, a European Space Agency effort to use Earth observing satellites to track the spread of diseases in Africa. It is an excellent example of the application of satellite observation well beyond what most people might expect...