Environment

November, 2014

  • 15 November

    The Big Chill: Tensions in the Arctic

    As the climate warms and the ice melts, the Arctic could become the next great theater of global cooperation—or a battlefield.

  • 2 November

    VW to Launch 20 Electric Vehicles in China

    The launch of green cars will help with China’s serious smog problem.

October, 2014

  • 18 October

    Nepal: After the Storm

    In a rare occurrence, a cyclone that started in the Bay of Bengal caused an avalanche in the Himalayas, killing at least 40 in Nepal. The even was a wakeup call to install effective early warning weather systems in mountainous Nepal’s higher reaches.

  • 6 October

    Don’t Drink the Farm

    Agriculture runoff is choking Lake Erie. Are lawmakers finally ready to tell farmers to knock it off?

September, 2014

  • 29 September

    India Gives Green Light to Build Country’s Largest Dam

    Largest dam in Indian history will be built on a tributary of the Brahmaputra river but, with no public consultation or study of downstream impacts.

  • 28 September

    The Hitchbot’s Guide to Traveling Across a Continent

    How a robot travelled 6,000 kilometers across Canada relying on the kindness of strangers.

  • 18 September

    US Military and Climate Security Budgets Compared

    A new report connects U.S. military engagement and the threat of climate change, which now is being considered a threat to national security.

  • 16 September

    Build It and Bikes Will Come

    Madison, Wisconsin gently guides its residents away from cars and onto bike lanes and buses.

  • 15 September

    Ecuador: Amazon’s Green Turns Dark Back

    One of the most interesting features of Ecuador is that it was the first country in the world to codify the Rights of Nature. Ecuador recognized the inalienable rights of ecosystems to exist and flourish in 2008, but the road that led the country to this recognition was not without obstacles.

  • 11 September

    No Lessons Learnt in Flood-hit Pakistan

    Once again, the havoc caused by the recent rains have exposed the lack of proper disaster management in Pakistan. It has not built any water reservoirs since the Tarbela and Mangla dams were built in the 1960s and 70s. Meanwhile, India has built hundreds of dams, reservoirs and barrages to provide water to its desert areas over the past four decades. As a result, India has the capacity to store enough water for 100-120 days, while Pakistan can only store 25-days worth of water.