America is on the verge of an energy boom. But will abundant shale gas create more problems than it fixes?
The oft-predicted "clash of civilizations" has not materialized. If anything, values are converging across cultures.
Is the United States really the impediment to a universal compact on global warming?
Why isn’t the Golden State at the climate talks in Doha?
China's Xi Jinping faces a host of challenges: a slowing economy, stagnating political reform. But the country's black skies and red rivers ought to be his top priority.
Why corruption is set to become one of the defining political issues of the 21st century.
The world has spent two decades developing policies to combat global warming -- and we have little to show for it.
Are the world's major cities ready for the rising waters and freak storms of tomorrow?
With efforts to halt climate change on life support, scientists are looking at some radical options to save our planet. But could the cure be worse than the disease?
When the economy is suffering, no one wants to hear about an impending environmental catastrophe.
Bjorn Lomborg missed the mark in his attacks on a new report about the costs of climate change.
The new climate-change study getting all the headlines is deliberately misleading. Too bad so many in the media got fooled.
How a shrewd politician defused ethnic tension and improved public services in one of Indonesia’s most dysfunctional cities.
The world's cities will experience massive growth over the next decade. But are they ready to handle it?
Environmentalists are just now waking up to the reality that if we're going to stop global warming, we're going to have to be a lot more politically savvy.
Academic economists usually air their new ideas first in working papers. Here, before the work gets dusty, a quick look at transition policy research in progress.
The Obama team fights over how to promote nuclear energy without promoting nuclear weapons.
As Brazil takes the lead in bringing infrastructure development to South America, indigenous communities are fighting for their way of life.
South America's superpower is shoving its weight around across the continent -- and the natives aren't exactly thrilled.