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By Michael Kugelman / On April 7th, 2016

Whenever we hear about stories like these, stories of such immense exploitation and predation, there is a tendency to think: How can this happen? How can obscenely rich investors run roughshod over the land, livelihoods, and rights of impoverished local...

By Joseph Fiksel / On December 20th, 2015

The terrorist attacks that occurred in Paris on November 13 shattered the complacency of the French lifestyle. A few weeks later, a savage attack erupted in San Bernardino, California, further exposing the vulnerability of Western societies.

By Katharine Sucher / On November 10th, 2015

What happens when a company misleads consumers and intentionally pollutes the environment? We asked some of our authors to comment on the recent...

By Katharine Sucher / On October 22nd, 2015

As we are learning the hard way, the new normal of climate change and a volatile, hyper-connected global economy mean that sudden natural disasters and unforeseen supply chain disruptions are here to stay—and pursuing business as usual is no longer a...

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By Worldwatch Institute / On March 24th, 2015

Reposted from the Worldwatch Institute's blog with permission. What questions are being overlooked or...

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By Meghan Bartels / On January 23rd, 2015

New York City's daily carbon dioxide emissions visualized. Each sphere represents a ton of carbon.

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By Meghan Bartels / On January 22nd, 2015

In this installment of this occasional series, we hear from...

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By Meghan Bartels / On October 28th, 2014

Editors' note: This blog post was written by Joe Landsberg and Richard Waring.

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By Jason Leppig / On September 30th, 2014

Photo by Benson Kua, used under Creative Commons...

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By Michael Branch / On November 12th, 2013

Rants from the Hill is cross-posted from High Country News

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