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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?

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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The latest Economist/YouGov poll contains grim news about the health of American democracy.

Asian Arms Race

Beijing is launching a new agency, modeled on the Pentagon’s DARPA, to pioneer breakthrough military technology.

Temple Mount Crisis

Israel has removed the metal detectors, but Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas is calling for further escalation.

Japanese Politics

Beset by scandals, the beleaguered Prime Minister is losing ground to a rival in the polls.

Turkey’s "NINO" Status

The days when NATO could command the loyalty of its members, necessitating that they handle disputes with co-parties discreetly, are long past.

Frack Baby Frack

We’re heading into uncharted waters, thanks to shale.

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