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 ...

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 ...


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 ...


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 ...

Kerry Tells European Envoys U.N. Action on Palestine Can Wait till Israeli Election

Kerry Tells European Envoys U.N. Action on Palestine Can Wait till Israeli Election

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