To create the livable, sustainable cities needed to serve its burgeoning population and fight climate change, China will have to reform its system of municipal finance.
Major global issues -- climate change, the nuclear threat, social pressures on indigenous peoples, and seabed resource regulation -- converge in the Arctic. Which is why a comprehensive Arctic Treaty would serve the security of the entire world.
Obama and Romney are utterly ignoring climate change. That won't make the problem go away. Just the opposite: It will make things even worse.
Ordinary people are often aware of climate change and concerned about it, but nevertheless ignore it in their daily lives and continue to act as if everything were fine. Why?
A shift out of nuclear power will require a $290 billion investment but could create hundreds of thousands of jobs and an energy mix dominated by alternatives.
US national security agencies recognize the seriousness of the climate change threat. Why aren't America's other policymakers responding?
The energy future must take into account the needs of the world's growing population and protect the future viability of the planet. And this does not come without risk.
Before this month's tragedy in Japan, many were confident that reactor design and safety had matured and catastrophic accidents were simply not going to happen. Fukushima has proven these assumptions wrong -- and it will have a number of implications for the energy debate.
Reflections on the life and accomplishments of Stephen Schneider, 1945-2010.
For far too long the nuclear weapon states have ignored one of the most devastating causes of significant climate change--nuclear war.
Climate change is poised to challenge U.S. security at home and abroad by affecting military facilities, strategies, and resources. Adaptation must start now.
Instead of pouring resources into expensive geoengineering research, we should pursue low-tech reproductive health and women's empowerment programs that have widespread social benefits and can reduce CO2 emissions.
Climate negotiations are at a standstill as developed and developing countries argue over who should limit their carbon emissions first. But there is a way to break the roadblock.
More and more, climate change is becoming part of the national security dialogue. We must tackle the dangers without exaggerating the threats from still-unfolding changes.
Scientists are considering several approaches to slowing and even reversing the pandemic deterioration of river deltas.
After years of neglect, the Energy Department is being asked to transform itself and the country's energy policies. But can it succeed?
Instead of investing in flawed energy resources such as coal and nuclear power, the U.S. government should stimulate the green energy industries of the future.
In setting his energy agenda, Barack Obama will likely consider a range of priorities, among them emphasizing investment in electricity transmission technology.