In Our World: 14 February 2013 (dams, storytellers, energy ‘long reads’ and more)

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14 February 2013

"In Our World" relates to IIED's world of environment and development. It connects us with what’s going on in both the real world and online worlds. As we develop this new feature its content and length will vary – so do let us know what you like and don’t like about it.

First bend of the Nu River in Yunnan Province, China.

From the Forests

Plenty More Fish?

Changing Climate

Spot the Environment

  • Britain can no longer afford to spend its foreign aid money "maintaining the status quo" in developing countries, said overseas development minister Justine Greening. Here’s the full speech.

Evidence of Development?

Dangerous Times

Stories Flow From Asia’s Rivers

Long Reads for Energy-Heads

Stories and storytellers

  • Curtis Brainard at the Columbia Journalism Review has a published a profile of Ensia, the University of Minnesota’s new magazine and website that is designed to meet “a growing demand for trusted, solution-focused communication about environmental topics.”
  • Mićo Tatalović, news editor at SciDev.Net, warns that press releases may be tempting but they miss the wider picture in science journalism.
  • Lawrence Haddad ponders how media narratives disengage the UK public from international development, and explores ways to change the conversation.

Mike Shanahan is IIED’s press officer.

In Our World is a new blog series. Each week it will publish links to top content about environment and development that we have seen online in the past week. You can subscribe to the RSS feed using this link.