Tag: Development

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Actually, fuel economy standards are a great way to tackle carbon emissions

I feel somewhat obligated to address an op-ed I read in the Los Angeles Times on Monday from Salim Furth, a research fellow at the conservative think tank The Heritage… Read more »

Don’t blame it on the rain: On the root causes of Northeast Ohio’s flooding problems

“Après moi, le déluge” – King Louis XV (1710-1774) Northeast Ohio has a flooding problem, as anyone affected by the severe storms last evening can attest. The region has experienced at… Read more »

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Why peace & international engagement may threaten Burma’s fragile ecosystems

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This article is cross-posted from New Security Beat. Political and economic changes in Burma have been as rapid as they are surprising. In just three years, the country has gone… Read more »

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Climate hawks should focus more on the persuadable, less on the trolls

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For years, climate hawks have devoted considerable time and energy to refuting arguments proffered by those who deny the basic tenets of climate change. This focus on countering climate deniers… Read more »

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Africa’s Great Lakes were central to human evolution

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Cross-posted from Drink Local. Drink Tap., Inc. If you’ve ever felt inexplicably drawn to Lake Erie or any of the other Great Lakes, you’re not alone. In fact, that attraction… Read more »