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.

Clock Running Out on Irreversible Climate Change – Part I

Producers toy with scarcity, allowing fuel prices to soar while the earth edges closer to catastrophe
Jim Hansen
April 16, 2008

Clock Running Out on Irreversible Climate Change – Part II

To fight climate change, environmental necessity must trump political convenience
Bo Ekman
April 18, 2008

Nuclear Weapons: The Greatest Peril to Civilization

Common sense suggests limiting nuclear weapons and population growth could save the environment
March 25, 2008

Regulating the Global Commons – Part II

No part of the transportation industry can escape environmental scrutiny
Michael Richardson
March 28, 2008

Time to Bury a Dangerous Legacy – Part II

Climatic catastrophe would follow regional nuclear conflict
Alan Robock
March 17, 2008

Birds Trying to Fly South Face Many Roadblocks

Reclamation of wetlands disrupts bird life patterns along East Asian-Australasian Flyway.
Michael Richardson
August 15, 2003