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Meet You In Manhattan? Climate Activists Broaden Their Base

Jan McGirk | Posted 11.18.2014 | Green
Jan McGirk

Five years after COP-15, the climate conference in Copenhagen which saw developing nations and first world polluters blaming one another for a policy stalemate, is the public finally fed up with inaction on global warming from the world's leaders?

Review: Our Dying Planet

Jan McGirk | Posted 05.24.2012 | Green
Jan McGirk

"We've wiped out a lot of species over the years. This will be the first time we've actually eliminated an entire ecosystem," laments ecologist Peter F Sale, in Our Dying Planet, his latest book, published by University of California Press. It's full of nasty surprises.

Fast and Furious Opposition to High Speed Rail Gets U.S. Off Track

Jan McGirk | Posted 07.04.2011 | Green
Jan McGirk

If the United States ignores an opportunity to reshape its economic geography with high-speed trains, it's likely to get left behind.