Monthly Archives: December 2010

AGRICULTURE: Ending the World as We Know It

by John Feeney So how’s all that modern environmentalism working out for us — the green living, the carbon credits, reduced consumption, development in the Third World, better solar pan­els? If it all seems hopelessly inadequate, even laughable in the … Continue reading

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Carbon trading tempts firms to make greenhouse gas

by Fred Pearce A handful of Chinese and Indian chemicals companies seemingly have the world over a barrel – or rather a large number of barrels of a super-greenhouse gas called HFC-23, which is 14,800 times more potent than carbon … Continue reading

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WikiLeaks’ ordeal tests Internet freedom

by Chen Weihua Under such pressure, Amazon.com, Visa, MasterCard and PayPal have all suspended their services to WikiLeaks. And the WikiLeaks website is no longer accessible in the US. The US has also been trying numerous ways to press charges … Continue reading

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Leaked document shows EPA allowed bee-toxic pesticide despite own scientists’ red flags

by Tom Philpott It’s not just the State and Defense departments that are reeling this month from leaked documents. The Environmental Protection Agency now has some explaining to do, too. In place of dodgy dealings with foreign leaders, this case … Continue reading

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Taking down America: four scenarios for the end of the American Century by 2025

by Alfred McCoy “A soft landing for America 40 years from now?  Don’t bet on it.  The demise of the United States as the global superpower could come far more quickly than anyone imagines.  If Washington is dreaming of 2040 … Continue reading

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