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The Climate Wars Are Already Here

In the Niger River Basin, climate change, an exploding population, and paltry infrastructure have formed a perfect storm for a new era of conflict.

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Biomimetics: A Short History

Why imitating nature's greatest tricks is the future of engineering.

Argument

Turning Up the Heat on a Hot India

The U.S.-China climate deal has all eyes on India. But is New Delhi ready to commit to emissions targets?

Shadow Government

How Much Is the U.S.-China Climate Deal Worth?

Since the failure of the 2009 climate summit in Copenhagen, both the United States and China have largely retreated from big international agreements, each waiting ...

Shadow Government

Is Obama Really Coming Home From Asia Without Anything on the TPP?

Watching President Barack Obama's grueling travel across Asia, I have to give some credit to the administration. But also wonder if they understand what is ...

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A Day Late and a Degree Short

Will the U.S.-China climate deal actually do anything to stop rising global temperatures?

COLUMN

One Cheer for the Climate Deal

The landmark deal won’t cut China’s emissions for more than a decade, and it’s going to be tough for the U.S. to meet its requirements. But it's a good start.

Dispatch

The Peat Monster

Finland's pristine environment has been ruined, activists say, by an out-of-control energy giant -- turning once pristine lakes into brown pools teeming with "monkey disease."

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