UN Population Growth Data is Bad News for Climate

CREDIT: Pascal Maramis (CC)

Most climate-change predictions have been based on the assumption that the planet's burden of humans will peak around 2050; but new analysis suggests an 80% probability global population will keep rising.  > More

Commentary

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.

Commentary

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.

Commentary

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.

Innovations

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.

Commentary

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.

Commentary

China Must Stop Building Car-Centered Cities

CREDIT: Jin L (CC)

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

Commentary

Ebola: What Went Wrong?

CREDIT: NIAID (CC)

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.

Video

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?



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