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Articles related to natural resources

conSCIENCE: It’s Time to Prepare for Peak Phosphorus
A looming global shortage of an important fertiliser necessitates the development of phosphorus-efficient crops, recycling of phosphorus from sewage and even separating it from urine.
Directions: Water Recycling: It’s Time to Go “Direct”
Water supply and wastewater systems are kept separate, but a report into water recycling finds this is no longer the best option.
Up Close: The end of sustainability: Realism and resilience in managing our natural resources
Environmental legal scholar Prof. Robin Craig argues that the doctrine of sustainability in managing our natural resources fails to take into account an emerging age of ecological uncertainty. Instead, notions of sustainability and sustainable development need to make way for approaches based on resilience thinking, which attempts to factor in and adapt to coming large-scale social and ecological shifts brought about by climate change.