Issues / Environment
Just as humans must reconfigure their relationship with nature, the United States must reconfigure its relationship with the world.
Over the last decade, thousands of Chinese gold-seekers have streamed into Ghana, falling into conflict with local authorities and rival miners.
In the face of escalating repression, Honduran indigenous groups are standing against transnational plunder.
A mindless, voracious invasive species threatens to take over politics as surely as the maritime version took over the Black Sea.
Latin American leaders are reclaiming a right to differentiate their views from Washington's—and refusing to render it diplomatic tribute.
In North Korea, the threat of desertification should be raised to the same level as nuclear nonproliferation.
A great deal of good can happen if military contractors and militarized communities invest in new energy technology rather than Cold War weapons systems.
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.
How "the end of history" is precipitating the end of the planet.
Solving the Fukushima nuclear crisis will require rethinking our whole approach to science, social media, and public diplomacy.