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.


Congressional Spending Bill Includes $20 Million for Endangered Wildlife

Earlier this week, we told you about Prince William’s efforts on behalf of the world’s rhinoceroses and other endangered creatures, which the illegal wildlife trade ...

In Box

Biomimetics: A Short History

This year, NASA presented three designs for its latest prototype spacesuit, designed to withstand the habitat on Mars. One of the concepts mimicked creatures that ...


Turning Up the Heat on a Hot India

This week's landmark agreement by the United States and the People's Republic of China proposing aggressive measures on carbon emissions sends an undeniably strong signal ...

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 ...


A Day Late and a Degree Short

President Barack Obama and President Xi Jinping took the world by surprise this week, announcing a "landmark" climate agreement -- the product of months of ...


One Cheer for the Climate Deal

Historic. Landmark. Game changer. These are the weighty descriptors being used to analyze the climate change deal that the United States and China announced this ...

Tea Leaf Nation

Why Is Beijing Downplaying the Supposedly Huge Climate Change Deal?

The United States has been using some frothy language to describe its joint statement with China on forestalling climate change. In a breathless New York ...


The Peat Monster

KUIVASJÄRVI VILLAGE, Finland — "I don't know if you can spot it," says Tero Mustonen, pointing across the lake to where two small, rocky islands break ...

After Cuba Comes Iran

After Cuba Comes Iran

Shadows in a Silver Cloud

Shadows in a Silver Cloud

The Security Council Intifada

The Security Council Intifada

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