APRIL/MAY 2022




CONTENTS

NEWS SECTION

International Science Conference Ushers in Earth Day

The Earth & I Editorial Team


New Heat Engine—with No Moving Parts—Turns High Heat into Electricity

The Earth & I Editorial Team


Environmental Scientists Share Cutting-Edge Research

The Earth & I Editorial Team


C.R.E.A.T.I.O.N: Faith and the Environment

The Earth & I Editorial Team


DATA SECTION

Food Prices Continue to Rise Sharply

The Earth & I Editorial Team


What Transit-Oriented Development Can Do for You

The Earth & I Editorial Team


Refugee Camps and Clean Water

The Earth & I Editorial Team


Our Supreme Solar Community

The Earth & I Editorial Team


Global Assembly Takes on Plastic Pollution

The Earth & I Editorial Team


Red Clover: The Healing Power of Herbs

The Earth & I Editorial Team


Invasive Species: Unwelcome and Costly

The Earth & I Editorial Team


Time to Refresh Your Memory: The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

The Earth & I Editorial Team


Martens Just Became More Lovable (in the UK)

The Earth & I Editorial Team


ECOSYSTEMS

Squirrel Wars: May the Martens Be with You

Gordon Cairns


At Home and at Peace in the Mau Forest of Kenya—Understanding the Ogiek Experience

Daniel Kobei


FOOD

Raw Veggies Offer Superior Health Benefits

Julie Peterson


Alice in a Wondrous Land—Malawi Women Farmers’ Quest for Sustainability

Alice Kachere


HUMAN HEALTH

Breathe Deeply for A Better World

Robin Whitlock


Sweet Wormwood—Repurposing an Herb for COVID-19?

Mark Smith


CLIMATE CHANGE

The “Doomsday Glacier”

Jaqueline Sordi


“Power for the People”—How Solar Mini-Grids Help the Disadvantaged

Mark Newton


NATURAL DISASTERS

Can Healthy Soil Mitigate Natural Disasters?

Natasha Spencer-Jolliffe


ENERGY

Russian Invasion Tramples Europe’s Energy Plans

Rick Laezman

Is Current Battery Technology Sustainable?

Nnamdi Anyadike


WATER QUALITY

When Disasters Strike, Water Systems Follow

Jean Thilmany


Atmospheric Water Harvesting: Hope from Extracting Water from Air

Dr. Rohan S. Dassanayake


WASTE MANAGEMENT

Japan’s Kamikatsu: A Model of Zero-Waste Living

Yasuhiro Kotera


ECONOMICS & POLICY

Transit-Oriented Development (TOD) at a Political Crossroads

Jonathan L. Wharton, Ph.D.


EDUCATION

Child-led Governance Builds a Sustainable World

Edwin Maria John