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Why a Leading Indian Politician Is Now an Environmental Hawk

by CHRISTIAN SCHWAGERL
Former Environment Minister Jairam Ramesh believes the “cult” of unfettered economic growth has been ruinous for India’s environment. In an interview with Yale Environment 360, he talks about his vision of “green growth,” which he says is essential for his nation’s future. READ MORE

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Cloning a Mammoth: Science Fiction or Conservation Tool?

by DIANE TOOMEY
Biologist Beth Shapiro has published a new book that looks at the many questions – both technical and ethical – surrounding any attempt to revive extinct species. In a Yale Environment 360 interview, she explains why she believes new genetic technology could benefit critical ecosystems. READ MORE

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A New Face at the Helm of The Oldest U.S. Green Group

by DIANE TOOMEY
The Sierra Club has chosen Aaron Mair as its president, the first African-American to lead the largest U.S. environmental organization. In an interview with Yale Environment 360, he talks about the lack of diversity in the environmental movement and what can be done to change that. READ MORE

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A Grassroots Effort to Save Africa’s Most Endangered Ape

by JOHN C. CANNON
The Cross River gorilla population in equatorial Africa has been pushed to the brink of extinction. In a Yale Environment 360 interview, a Nigerian scientist working to save the gorillas describes how local villagers are vital to protecting these apes. READ MORE

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How British Columbia Gained By Putting a Price on Carbon

by DIANE TOOMEY
Seven years ago, British Columbia became the first jurisdiction in North America to adopt an economy-wide carbon tax. In a Yale Environment 360 interview, economics expert Stewart Elgie explains how the tax helped cut the province’s fossil fuel use without hurting its economy. READ MORE

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