Issues / Energy
With support from Moscow, Washington, and the former imperial capitals no longer assured, armed groups in Africa now compete for riches in diamond mines, gold pits, oil wells, and rare earth deposits.
Two U.S. initiatives to provide Africans with electricity seem likely to lead to large, climate-polluting projects rather than the locally sourced renewable energy rural Africa needs.
Sub-Saharan states continue to underserve their people.
Oddly, the speed of the high-performance Alvia S730 wasn’t continuously monitored.
The carbon trade doesn't just fail to address climate change. In countries like Honduras, it funnels cash to notorious human rights abusers and threatens vital resources.
Dr. Vandana Shiva talks about GMOs, the militarization of agriculture, the politics of occupation, and the primacy of biodiversity.
Climate change, global warming, extreme weather -- call it what you will -- is the obvious deal-breaker in human, if not planetary, history.
Reports of peak oil's death have been greatly exaggerated.
In the foreign policy debates between Barack Obama and Mitt Romney, expect these issues to get short thrift.
The West may not use nuclear weapons on Iran, but attacking its nuclear enrichment facilities will have a similar effect.