Trees grow on former terraced rice fields in Gulmi District, Nepal.

An exodus for jobs abroad has played an important role in the reforestation of Nepal, as rural people leave and workers send money back to their families, reducing reliance on the land. Migration has had unexpected benefits for forest recovery in other nations as well.

By Peter Gill

  • E360 Video Contest Winner

    Seldom Seen: A Poignant Look Back at Glen Canyon Before the Dam

    Ken Sleight remembers the stunning beauty of Glen Canyon before it was flooded by a massive dam in the 1960s. Taylor Graham’s film “Seldom Seen Sleight” – winner of the Yale Environment 360 Video Contest – shows the magnificent landscape lost and offers hope it might someday be restored.

  • Food & Agriculture

    With New Perennial Grain, a Step Forward for Eco-Friendly Agriculture

    A cereal and beers are now being made with a new variety of perennial grain known as Kernza. Proponents say this marks a significant advance for a new agriculture that borrows from the wild prairie and could help ensure sustainable food production in a warming world.

    By Jim Robbins

  • E360 Video Contest Winner — Second Place

    In Ecuador, One Man’s Mission to Restore a Piece of the Rainforest

    Nearly 40 years ago, Omar Tello bought a deforested plot of land outside his small Ecuadorian city. “7 Hectares Back” – the second-place winner of the Yale Environment 360 Video Contest – tells the story of how he persevered and transformed it into a lush, thriving rainforest.

Climate

Who Will Pay for the Huge Costs of Holding Back Rising Seas?

U.S. coastal cities face billions of dollars in costs for the extensive infrastructure projects needed to protect against rising seas and worsening storms. From Boston to Miami, government officials are only beginning to grasp the enormous expense of what will be required.

By Jim Morrison

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E360 Video Contest Winner — Third Place

In Drought-Prone India, a Hard-Pressed Village Struggles to Survive

Indian filmmaker Ramesh Holbole focuses his lens on the drought-stricken village of Aagaswadi. His film, “Village in the Sky” – the third-place winner in the 2019 Yale Environment 360 Video Contest – captures the frustrations of the residents, who are running out of water as drought worsens.

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