Articles Written by Andrei Mihail

The 10 golden rules of coral reef restoration: Part 2

Environment | Oceans , December 29th, 2022

Coral reef systems are declining at an alarming rate with grave implications for biodiversity and ecosystem services. Can reforestation guidelines give us the answers to restore these delicate ecosystems?

The 10 golden rules of coral reef restoration: Part 1

Environment | Oceans, December 21st, 2022

As the race to save the world’s biodiversity rages on, we are becoming acutely aware of the need for ecosystem restoration. However, a clear framework for restoring coral reefs is lacking. Could the ‘golden rules’ of reforestation help these vital marine ecosystems thrive?

How an indigenous resistance prevented a high-value fisheries collapse in the Pacific islands

Environment | Oceans, March 31st, 2022

The questions of what property is and how it can and should be managed are central to the academic fields of economics, finance, history and sociology. Looking at successful examples of vulnerable and valuable resources, such as commodity fisheries, can help us answer important questions: What role did the management of the commons play, and what was the impact of indigenous traditions?

The intersections of disability in the face of disaster and climate activism

People | Human Health, March 14th, 2022

Past and present catastrophes, such as Hurricane Katrina and the current COVID-19 pandemic, have shown how disabled people are often forgotten by society. The threat of climate change, flooding, heatwaves, droughts and wildfires will undoubtedly heighten their state of vulnerability. What will it take for society to value disabled lives?

Desertification in the Dobrogea: Romania’s agricultural lands are eroding away

Environment | Grasslands , February 19th, 2022

As one of the biggest agricultural producers of Europe, Romania now faces the wrath of climate change, with large areas of the country experiencing desertification. Drought is now becoming the norm, water becoming scarce, and tornadoes have struck for the first time; local communities are getting desperate.