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.

Melting of Arctic Ice Opening Up New Routes to Asia

Christoph Seidler, Gerald Traufetter
October 4, 2014

Waste Not, Want Not: Industries Innovate With Trash

With growing global population and urbanization comes more waste; governments, companies hunt for sustainable solutions
Susan Froetschel
October 11, 2016

Pollution Controls as Infrastructure Investment

Game theory techniques, regarding pollution control as infrastructure, could end haze over Indonesia’s palm oil industry
Euston Quah and Joergen Oerstroem Moeller
October 6, 2016

Opportunities, Not Oppression, to Stop Illegal Mining in the Peruvian Amazon

Targeting small illegal mines in Peru is counterproductive, and the entire supply chain should strive for ethical standards
David J.X. Gonzalez
February 18, 2016

Warming World Promises More Refugees

Climate change promises disruptions, and nations must develop policies to manage waves of refugees
Richard D. Lamm
January 14, 2016

Global Consensus on Climate Change Is a Good Start

COP21 agreement in Paris endorses voluntary approach for developing innovative policies, enforcement mechanisms, technologies
Scott Barrett
December 15, 2015

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