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Where Population Poses The Greatest Challenges

Robert Walker | Posted 06.16.2015 | Politics
Robert Walker

Poverty is a pervasive concern in high fertility countries. The world has made progress in reducing severe poverty, but it's been exceedingly slow in countries where population growth rates remain high. While family planning can reduce demographic vulnerability, developing countries also require other forms of assistance.

Climate Change This Week: The Melting Ice Connection, Sharing Solar, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 06.15.2015 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. "Yoda" Bat Is Threatened from climate change and climate changing activities like ...

The Military Battles Climate Change

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 09.27.2014 | Green
Marcia G. Yerman

With a nod to the fact that the conversation has reached a partisan and polarized level, the Board maintained that this tangible "national security concern" cannot afford to get bogged down by politics or budget wrangling.

Mosaics in Food and Agriculture

Evaggelos Vallianatos | Posted 11.23.2013 | Green
Evaggelos Vallianatos

The world ought to heed this timely advice -- and wake up. Global warming will "drastically impact agriculture," especially in sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia. If left unchanged, industrial agriculture will threaten the security of the twenty-first century.

The Politics of Energy Is Changing

Mohamed Nasheed | Posted 08.28.2013 | Green
Mohamed Nasheed

Bad energy policy is not just polluting our planet; it is polluting our politics, and warping international relations. It is the invisible force holding nations in thrall to dictators, causing conflicts and repressing human rights.

The Global Supply Chain: Our Economy, Security and Health Depends on It

Stanley M. Bergman | Posted 03.29.2013 | Business
Stanley M. Bergman

The world's supply chain forms the backbone of our global economy, security and health, and the risks it faces are many. What to do? We cannot plan for precisely how or when, but we can plan for the fact that disruptions will strike.

NATO Summit on Afghanistan Neglected Critical Discussions

Aziz Nayani | Posted 07.22.2012 | World
Aziz Nayani

Simply instituting a democracy is not enough for the future viability of Afghanistan. There needs to be discussion and increased thought behind what that democracy should look like, and how it can best fit the Afghan model.

Dow Jones Industrial Average Sees Fifth Straight Day Of Declines

AP | DANIEL WAGNER | Posted 07.08.2012 | Business

Political uncertainty in debt-hobbled Europe spread to financial markets Tuesday and pushed stocks lower in Europe and the United States. The Dow Jon...

Political Instability, Climate Change and High Coffee Prices

David Pohl | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
David Pohl

Coffee, like a lot of commodities, is getting expensive. But, unfortunately, the positive impact of high prices for farmers is also often offset by low production.

Price Volatility and Food Crises

Jacques Diouf | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jacques Diouf

Must history always repeat itself? We are on the verge of what could turn out to be another major food crisis.

Fixing the Ship Without Sinking It

Syed Yahya Hussainy | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Syed Yahya Hussainy

Pakistan is not the only country in the world where corruption takes place, but it does seem to be one of the few countries where the approach to reducing corruption actually feeds its existence.

After the Fall

Marian Salzman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Marian Salzman

All the news over the past few months about holding the trial of Sept. 11 mastermind Khalid Shaikh Mohammed in downtown Manhattan, then moving it away...

'Climate Patriots' (VIDEO): Fighting Global Climate Change Will Help Ensure America's Security

Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Fighting climate change is not only good for the Earth, but apparently it's also patriotic. National security and climate change may not be the like...