Issues / Environment
IPS' Foreign Policy In Focus hosted two of Liberia's premier civil society leaders for a briefing on extractive industries and land grabs -- and an honest assessment of President Sirleaf.
This article addresses the conflicts of interest between nuclear scientists and the need for disarmament.
I'd much rather that representatives of the world's nations gather on a regular basis to bore themselves to death in a conference rather than beat themselves to death in a war. Make resolutions, not war is the bumper sticker of the future.
Simply obtaining measures to implement the commitments made 20 years ago would be better than creating any new corporate-driven initiatives or issuing yet more empty promises.
This speech (delivered before the Swedish parliament) addresses the impact that land grabbing has on peasants throughout the world, particularly in Africa.
This article reflects upon the ecological impact and widespread resentment of the U.S. military base in Okinawa.
The Japanese coalition government is still woefully unprepared to handle crises like Fukushima.
This article articulates an argument against the use of genetically modified organisms and discusses the reasons why states and non-state actors have resisted this practice and how they have done so.
Callenbach's writing reflects upon the direction that America has moved, since he wrote Ecotopia several decades ago, and offers a pessimistic outlook for the capacity of humanity to survive in a self-sustaining and harmonious manner, however, he offers final suggestions about how Americans can embrace our decline, and live with such evolution.
Nature is the best model for human security, according to a new book by a marine ecologist.