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A Green Dream
A Green Dream
No, the UN Can’t Enforce the Paris Climate Deal

What good is a “non-adversarial and non-punitive” treaty, anyways?

A Green Dream
How Long Will it Take to Ratify the Paris Climate Deal?

It could take another two years for enough countries to ratify the Paris deal for it to go into effect.

A Green Dream
The Internet Could Put Supermarkets Out of Business

A major British investor recently warned that online shopping could unseat “brick and motor” supermarket chains. The sooner, the better.

A Green Dream
Telecommuting Waxes as the Car Commute Wanes

In some places, the car commute is down by as much as 11 percent in recent years. The rise of telecommuting offers to replace the expensive, emissions-intense commuting ritual with something greener and more productive.

A Green Dream
UK Town Deploys Electric Buses

Residents of a northwestern suburb of London will be riding electric buses about town for the next few years—vehicles that will use the same technology used in electronic toothbrushes to recharge wirelessly. The experiment in Milton Keynes is expected to help prove the viability—or folly—of electric buses as a form of public transportation.

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Asia's Game of Thrones

Both Washington and Manila are doing damage control in the wake of Duterte’s latest comments, but the real test is yet to come.


Even the New York Times is beginning to acknowledge Obama’s sorry legacy in the Middle East.

beyond blue

Financial literacy has to become a basic element of the U.S. educational system.


The inability to pass the easiest of trade deals with Canada speaks to a deeper structural crisis at the heart of the continent.

After the Elections

Fair enough. But some of the Realpolitik Russia won’t like.

Shale Is Hale

Welcome to the era of the “monster frack.”

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