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.

Economic Fixes Should Not Worsen Environmental Crisis

By ignoring environmental protections in financial-recovery packages, governments invite new crises
Dodo J. Thampapillai
October 19, 2011

The Four Horsemen of Economics

A global economic path that’s unsustainable, unfair, unstable, unhappy – need not neglect well-being
Stewart Wallis
September 28, 2011

How to Accommodate 9 Billion and Save the Environment – Part II

World’s largest population centers, centered in Asia, cannot aspire to live like Americans
Chandran Nair
August 30, 2011

How to Accommodate 9 Billion and Save the Environment – Part I

Nations increasingly recognize that managing climate change is a global endeavor
Yvo De Boer
August 25, 2011

In the US, Clean Water Is No Guarantee

Despite abundance, contamination and energy policies put US water supply at risk
Susan Froetschel
August 11, 2011

Water Challenges Asia’s Rising Powers – Part II

India must prepare for future growth by planning a low-water economy
Rohini Nilekani
July 14, 2011

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Asia Sentinel: Trouble in the Air

Neeta Lal
February 7, 2017

Volkswagen Agrees to Plead Guilty in Diesel-Emissions Scandal

The company will pay a $4.3 billion penalty
Tom Schoenberg, Christoph Rauwald and David McLaughlin
January 16, 2017

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