Issues / Environment
At Durban, international negotiators are fiddling while the world burns.
How to pay for the crisis while making the country more equitable, green, and secure.
The problem here is "governance failure." Or maybe we should just call it "decadence." The United States may at this point be so weakened by rot and ideology that it is unable even to act in its own interests, let alone the interests of its people, let alone the interests of humanity as a whole.
The nuclear threat, organizers say, extends beyond Tohoku, even beyond Japan. And indeed, this is the message that has been heard around the world, as the anti-nuke protest and politics were staged with specific reference to Fukushima (sadly, rarely with respect to the wider Tohoku region).
For humanity to survive and prosper, capitalists must confront the limits of growth-led models, and progressives must confront the problem of population.
An interview with travel writer Michael Jacobs about his most recent book, "Andes."
What lies beneath the rare earth metals that the world so covets?
Going into the 2012 elections, the president is desperate to create jobs and willing to sacrifice the environment in order to secure a second term.
Were unsafe construction practices used to build Iran's first nuclear energy facility, Bushehr?
A British artist offers citizenship to all in his new island country.