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.

The Costs of Climate Change

Kenneth Gillingham
October 18, 2018

Environmental Contamination in Romania

Raluca Besliu
July 31, 2018

Sand Mining: Growing Pains of Cross-Border Trade

Susan Froetschel
August 29, 2017

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