Who Will Feed China’s Pigs? And Why Does it Matter to Us?

CREDIT: Chris Goldberg (CC)

A new generation of Chinese companies like the New Hope Group and COFCO are challenging the dominance of U.S. agribusiness as they seek to meet China's growing demand for food.  > More


Beyond Business as Usual

CREDIT: Romrf (CC)

Richard Brubaker, Mike J. Thompson

Conducting business as usual is no longer good enough. Instead of finding ways to use society and the environment to be successful, companies must contribute to society and the environment in order to sustain success.


The Empowerment of Arab Women

CREDIT: John Hedtke (CC)

Soraya Salti

Rising educational levels and increased Internet access is resulting in more female entrepreneurs in our region. More Arab businesswomen are gaining regional and global recognition.


Berliners Await Landmark Decision on Sale of City’s Power Grid

CREDIT: Anders Sandberg (CC)

Two young activists are trying to buy Berlin's electric grid in order to promote renewable energy.


Why Smaller Humans Are in Our Future

CREDIT: Ryger (CC)

Thomas T. Samaras

There is no doubt that increased human size threatens human survival. Taller people require more resources and food, water and energy to function within the same lifestyle as smaller, proportionately lighter people.


China Must Stop Building Car-Centered Cities


Urban planner Peter Calthorpe calls for an end to China's car-centered approach to urban development, and offers alternatives


Ebola: What Went Wrong?


In a chronically underfunded global health system whose needs are so often eclipsed by issues of national insecurity and expediency, it is time to tackle Ebola strategically.


A Critical Look at Geoengineering Against Climate Change

CREDIT: Gunnlaugur-Por-Briem (CC).

Environmental scientist David Keith proposes a cheap, effective, shocking means to address climate change: What if we injected a huge cloud of ash into the atmosphere to deflect sunlight and heat?


The Rise of the Robots

CREDIT: Spinter Cardigan (CC).

J. Bradford Delong

The question is not whether robots and computers will make human labor infinitely more productive, but whether the jobs outside of the robot-computer economy remain valuable and in high demand.

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