The Earth’s environment is the source of economic, social, cultural activities, with nature shaping human life over the centuries. The rapid growth in the world population, from 1 billion in 1830 to 7 billion today, add pressures for air quality, oceans, land use and resources as basic as water. Awareness is building about over-reliance on fossil fuels, how carbon and other emissions contribute to global warming and volatile weather. Every industry requires energy, and cross-border industrialization, transportation and other economic activities contribute to environmental degradation. Yet globalization also spurs awareness and activism over the need for global cooperation and standards to promote sustainability and environmental protection.

US Presidential Campaigns and the World – Part II

The world may be worried, but the US presidential candidates are curiously mum on the environment
Alan Bisbort
October 20, 2004

Certified Globalization

Private organizations are emerging to monitor and certify global trade flow
Tim Bartley
August 26, 2004

A Source of Energy Hiding in Plain Sight

Efficient use of energy would save money and create jobs
Marilyn A. Brown
February 18, 2009

Still Not Too Late to Prevent a Doomsday

With an emerging international movement of citizens and scientists, all hope is not lost for saving the environment
James Gustave Speth
March 10, 2004

Global Environmentalism Hits China

International and domestic groups join forces to combat environmental woes
Guobin Yang
February 4, 2004


Climate Change Is a Threat to Global Security That Demands a Global Response

NATO monitors climate change as threat to borders
Neil Morisetti
October 16, 2015

This Is How Rising Seas Will Reshape the Face of the United States

Rising waters could affect half the nation's population
Chris Mooney
October 14, 2015

Climate Change Threatens Global Financial Crash

Fossil fuel industry, firms that produce high carbon emissions, control about one third of stock market
Paul Brown
October 12, 2015

Hazing Rituals

Palm oil plantations in Southeast Asia burn rainforests and pollute the region
September 27, 2015

VW's Emissions Cheating Found by Curious Clean-Air Group

Small West Virginia University lab topples Volkswagen’s claims on clean diesel
Jeff Plungis and Dana Hull
September 25, 2015