I visited Slovenia to do a report on organic farming for the Bay Area-based organization Food First. I was drawn to the former Yugoslav republic because it had recently joined with several neighboring Italian and Austrian provinces to create the world's first organic bioregion.
Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. Daily Climate Change: Global Map of Unusual Temperatures, Mar 13 2014 How unusua...
Looking back at the history of climate negotiations, it has been framed as a long suffering process, characterized by a lack of vision and ambition, and politicization of possibilities. All of this has lead to there currently being more carbon into the planet's atmosphere than ever before.
What needs to be remembered -- against populist demagogy blaming European institutions for social distress -- is that Europe has already changed our lives for the better.
There is a core divergence among some "Keynesian" and "Schumpeterian" economists who have proposed stagnation hypotheses; each camp points to different underlying factors for continued anemic levels of growth.
We rely on the ocean for food, for transport, for the very air we breathe, but the current systems in place for governing and managing its resources are not fit for purpose.
It is not enough to merely understand the significance of Russia's latest "initiative." It is, however, essential to understand the nature of the present regime in Russia.
In written testimony to the European Union (EU), Edward Snowden explained in patient, well-written, detailed prose exactly why what the NSA is doing is so dangerous.
Putin's invasion of the Crimea is already costing Russia dearly. President Obama is steering the correct course when he strengthens the region to offset Russian 'exercises,' but the real punishment here will be financial and sanctions.
The United States has proved itself essential to mobilizing the political pressures most persuasive to Putin, and Secretary of State John Kerry is managing the diplomacy with admirable firmness and nuance. But this is really a European affair.
Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. Daily Climate Change: Global Map of Unusual Temperatures, Mar 6, 2014 How unusua...
The big question for the Western world is: Will Vladimir Putin stop at Crimea?
World leaders have been scrambling this week, nervous about the rising volatility of Ukraine's political landscape, which appears to be careening the nation toward war with Russia. Any meaningful evaluation of potential outcomes first requires an understanding of the conflict's root causes.
The idea is that, by developing and adopting alternative energy supplies -- and then selling America's eco-friendly power to its economic partners -- the United States can break free of its dependence on fossil fuel autocracies and grow its national economy.
Obama and Russia, again. It's an ongoing storyline, President Barack Obama's chronic problem in properly reading Russia and in particular, President Vladimir Putin. We're shocked that Putin would intervene militarily in Crimea. Why?
Just when you thought it was safe to get back into geopolitics, the Cold War has reared its ugly head once again. All your favorite characters have returned to the footlights -- the iron-fisted Russian leader, the thundering American secretary of state, troops of multiple nations on alert, and lots of cloak-and-dagger intrigue behind the scenes