Telecoupling Stories

  • Well-off countries need trade to cut environmental woes

    Published on July 13, 2020
    A first analysis of its kind shows a common problem between haves and have-nots. Trading internationally was generally good for developed countries but resulted in environmental losses for developing countries.

  • Small farmers sink or swim in globalization’s tsunami

    Published on February 24, 2020
    From a synthesis of 12 cases, researchers found when smallholder farmers are connected to faraway systems, the key is to empower them to higher agency and more livelihood opportunities.

  • Transformative change can save humans and nature

    Published on December 12, 2019
    International sustainability experts, including MSU's Jianguo "Jack" Liu, outline what's needed how the human/nature balance must change.

  • Tariffs lead to creative supply chains

    Published on August 5, 2019
    MSU scholars apply a new, more holistic way to examine global agricultural trade to better understand what’s going on when a country as enormous as China develops a big appetite for soybeans.