Tuesday, January 10, 2006

Cheetahs and Sustainable Development (Environmental News)

Here are a couple of interesting articles from the Washington Post over the last couple of days. The first is an article about drought, starvation, and sustainable development in Kenya, and the second is an article on cheetahs in Ethiopia. The article on Kenya could have addressed sustainable development a little more in depth, but it does mention some of the most important issues that the people of Kenya face, such as poverty and food shortages. I found the cheetah article very interesting; it addresses several issues such as animal treatment, and the factors that influence conservation or the lack of conservation in some areas. Both articles nicely highlight the complexities of environmental issues, which are often entwined in social or political issues.

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