India faces dwindling supplies of potable water, threatening the health of millions of people.
This powerful multimedia on pollution in Lake Tai, accompanying a compelling article written by Joseph Kahn, is a part of the New York Times special series examining China's environmental issues.
Cholera in Iraq continues to spread, and experts can’t seem to get a handle on the unsanitary water responsible for making so many people sick.
Hailed for saving the ozone layer, the 1987 Montreal Protocol is attracting fresh attention as a weapon against climate change.
This Discussion Paper provides stakeholders with a framework for developing a research,
development, and demonstration (RD&D) Action Plan that will enable sustainable and
substantial electricity sector CO2 emissions reductions over the coming decades.
This publication reviews experiences with existing (and past) cap-and-trade programs and determines what lessons these experiences provide for effective design of a possible U.S. GHG cap-and-trade program.
The official overseeing the World Bank’s huge sustainable development division downplays concerns that environmental issues have been suppressed in a new push for infrastructure projects.
Buoyed by the private sector, lawmakers appear more ready than ever to consider emissions controls linked to climate change.
Despite foot-dragging on climate change, the United States has a strong history of environmental legislation, which could provide models for future greenhouse gas reduction efforts.
A new U.S.-Brazilian deal aims to boost ethanol production, but analysts say it’s just one of many steps needed if America is to meet its goal of “energy independence.”
Two years before the 2008 Beijing Olympics, China’s environmental and press freedom standards remain anything but transparent.
In this report by the National Round Table on the Environment and the Economy, advice is given for long term reductions of greenhouse gases and air pollutants in Canada.
In 2007, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) released its latest report on climate change to assess the scientific, technical, and socio-economic information relevant for understanding the risk of human-induced climate change. This chapter covers global energy supplies, the imperative of limiting the use of fossil fuels, and alternative energy sources.
In 2007, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) released its latest report on climate change to assess the scientific, technical, and socio-economic information relevant for understanding the risk of human-induced climate change. This chapter covers residential and commercial buildings.
This editorial explores the implications of the Clean and Safe Energy Coalition, chaired by Christine Todd Whitman and Patrick Moore. The author is critical of Moore's financial interests as a nuclear spokesman as opposed to being an objective environmentalist.
Special operations play a critical role in how the United States confronts irregular threats, but to have long-term strategic impact, the author argues, numerous shortfalls must be addressed.
The author analyzes the potentially serious consequences, both at home and abroad, of a lightly overseen drone program and makes recommendations for improving its governance.
A groundbreaking analysis of what the changes in American energy mean for the economy, national security, and the environment. More
A roadmap for the United States' greatest overlooked foreign policy challenge of our time--relations with its southern neighbor. More
Two experts argue that despite myriad development strategies, only one can succeed in alleviating poverty in India: the overall growth of the country's economy. More