Issues / Environment
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.
The western hemisphere’s preoccupation with the drug war is sapping resources that could be better employed to meet other security challenges.
Although known for decades for its oppressive behavior, Myanmar's government is capable of very little when it comes to conserving natural resources, promoting development, and protecting citizens.
The unrest gripping Turkey has less to do with Islam than with the AKP’s policies of privatization, its push to centralize authority in the hands of the country’s executive branch, and its silencing of the media.
With the latest green finance talks in Songdo, wealthy countries have taken another step toward financializing the world's response to climate change.
The lesson from the streets of Brazil, Turkey, and the Arab world is to avoid underestimating social movements still in their infancy.
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.
Hope and history are sisters: one looks forward and one looks back, and they make the world spacious enough to move through freely.