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Climate Change Denial Is a War on Humanity

Climate Change Denial Is a War on Humanity

The Trump administration's rollbacks on environmental policies are a crime against future generations.  There was no doubt that America would regress on multiple issues when it elected Donald Trump as its 45th president. While opinion is divided on his intellectual capacity and mental...

How Safe Are Workers at India’s Industrial Plants?

How Safe Are Workers at India’s Industrial Plants?

An accident at the Unchahar plant in Uttar Pradesh raises questions about safety and competence of India's National Thermal Power Corporation. In December 1984, some 40 tons of lethal methyl isocyanate gas leaked from a production plant owned by Union Carbide Corporation (UCC), a US-based...

Destroying One of Europe’s Last Ancient Forests

Destroying One of Europe’s Last Ancient Forests

One of Europe’s last primeval forests is on the brink of extinction, and Poland’s commercial logging could push it over the edge. Long gone are the days when Europe was covered in virgin woodlands. Poland’s Bialowieza Forest, on the border with Belarus, is one of the last remaining...

Leading India Toward a Clean Energy Revolution

Leading India Toward a Clean Energy Revolution

India is currently in the midst of the world’s largest renewable energy expansion program. India is the world’s fourth fastest growing economy. It has also undertaken a gamut of policies for the development of the country. In a rapidly changing world, industrialization and climate change...

An Elegy for the Arctic

An Elegy for the Arctic

A beautiful piece of music is drawing attention to global warming. Climate change is something that affects the entire planet and all its inhabitants, but nowhere is global warming happening faster and more dramatically than in the Arctic. Snow and ice stored in its vast glaciers are responsible...

The Fable of Anti-Politics

The Fable of Anti-Politics

In this fairy tale from 2050, the invisible monster of climate change continues to ravage the land. Once upon a time, long, long ago, I testified before the great assembly of our land. When I describe this event to children today, it really does sound to them like a fairy tale. Once upon a...

Cauvery: India’s Unwinnable Water War

Cauvery: India’s Unwinnable Water War

T.R. Vivek travels upstream of Cauvery in search of a solution to India’s oldest and most bitter water dispute. At slightly under 800 kilometers, the Cauvery is the smallest of India’s major rivers. But it is the subject of the oldest and the most bitter water dispute in the country. Two...

Beer Can Be a Win-Win for Jobs and Water in Sub-Saharan Africa

Beer Can Be a Win-Win for Jobs and Water in Sub-Saharan Africa

If early investments are made in industrial water efficiency, beer can be a win-win for jobs and water sustainability in sub-Saharan Africa. The beer industry in sub-Saharan Africa has brought an influx of desperately needed jobs and capital to the region. This private investment and market...

It’s Always Sunny in Saudi Arabia

It’s Always Sunny in Saudi Arabia

How the biggest exporter of crude oil could become a leader in solar energy. Throughout the Middle East and North Africa, countries are beginning to reap the benefits of cheaper solar power technology and are investing in mega projects to sustainably power electricity grids. Morocco is...

Food Waste is the World’s Dumbest Problem

Food Waste is the World’s Dumbest Problem

Reducing food waste may be one of the easiest ways to slow down global warming. When we think of environmental damage, the first culprits that come to mind are things such as industrial pollution and oil spills. Yet our relationship with food is one of the major contributing factors to climate...

Planting Trees Can Save Lives

Planting Trees Can Save Lives

With pollution causing more and more premature deaths worldwide each year, can trees be the answer to improving public health?  Pollution is not only detrimental to the wellbeing of our environment, but it is also extremely hazardous to our personal health. Inhaling polluted air fills our lungs...

The Making of BBC’s Planet Earth

The Making of BBC’s Planet Earth

The newest technology and intimate storytelling combine to bring us the most cinematic nature documentary to date. There is a good reason why Sir David Attenborough—Britain’s undisputed national treasure—has more titles following his name than one could possibly remember. His voice has...

The World This Week: Raging Wildfires Cause Catastrophe in Chile

The World This Week: Raging Wildfires Cause Catastrophe in Chile

Climate change, human activity and a blind embrace of markets are causing terrible wildfires in Chile as part of a global trend. Even as Donald Trump continued to hog the headlines and Israel authorized 3,000 more settler homes in the West Bank, raging wildfires have been sweeping...

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