Monday, January 24, 2022

Tag: Europe

Eurasia’s ring of fire

Throughout 2021, Americans were absorbed in arguments over mask mandates, school closings, and the meaning of the January 6th attack on the...

Unlike the US, Europe is setting ambitious targets for producing more...

The U.S. isn't currently setting the bar high for growing its organic sector. Across the Atlantic, Europe has a much more focused, aggressive strategy.

European Green Deal: Step forward, backward, or sideways?

While Europe is ahead of much of the world in combining decarbonization with an equitable shift to clean energy, it's still not enough.

Why the Taliban’s promise to stop the opium trade rings hollow

Uncertainty abounds over what the Taliban’s opium policy will actually look like. In the meantime, the farmers are planting the seeds for next year’s crop right now.

The US is ‘out of step’ on primate research with the...

While the European Union votes to phase out animal research, the United States wants more.

‘Massive’ methane leaks found coming from oil and gas sites in...

It is at these sites—storage tanks, pipelines, liquefied natural gas import terminals—where methane is leaking in large volumes.

Humanity’s #1 environmental problem is consumption—climate change is just one of...

By focusing the climate fight on what we emit, not what we consume, we are destined to fail—net-zero emissions policies aren’t enough to prevent catastrophe.

Damming rivers is terrible for human rights, ecosystems and food security

Despite industry rhetoric, hydropower is high-cost and high-risk. There are better options for a post-pandemic recovery and a renewable energy future.

You don’t want to imagine an ocean without coral reefs—but you...

Scientists call the coral reefs the “rainforests of the sea,” because coral reefs—like rainforests—are highly diverse ecosystems; their destruction would lead to the extinction of a large number of species.

ExxonMobil claims shift on climate but continues to fund climate science...

The company’s professed support for a carbon tax is a disingenuous public relations ploy to delay government action.

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Want true, wrenching, life-altering ‘grievances?’ Don’t look to right-wing base complaints

What social, ethnic, class or work group doesn’t have far more cause to feel disrespected, mistreated or exploited than Trump whiners?

Legislators urge Biden to overhaul drone program

Fifty legislators recently sent a letter to President Joe Biden requesting him to overhaul U.S. counterterrorism policy to center human rights and the protection of civilians.

Biden’s dangerous refusal to reverse Trump’s Western Sahara policy

The answer could determine the fate not just of the Western Sahara, but that of the entire international legal order for many decades to come.

US staged a coup in Ukraine – here’s why and how

The truth about the coup in Ukraine is that it hasn’t benefited anyone other than the warmongers.

A very long war

From Vietnam to Afghanistan and detours along the way.