Iraq: The final countdown
Kurdistan brands Iraq oil contracts 'unconstitutional'
7 Blasts Around Baghdad Kill at Least 24
Rush for ‘easiest oil in the world’
You can see it in the faces of those gathered to hear the latest news on the natural gas industry: Anxiety. Anger. Fear of losing everything they have. Frustration that there seems nothing anyone can do.
UK air passenger numbers slump as recession bites
Lord Adonis sees demise of short flights
At every level, regulation stands to make it harder and harder to be a small scale producer of food - whether a farmer or a cook. And, of course, it makes it harder to be an eater as well. All of those regulations are going to have to be reconsidered if we are going to have a truly local food system, or a local economy for that matter.
Letter from the Motor City
Pay, baby, pay (oil royalties)
Robert F. Kennedy challenged growth for growth's sake as does Barack Obama
Can the U.S. afford to let California fail?
Viva la Vegolución! Che Guevara's Granddaughter stars in PETA ad
New allies for food reform (American Medical Association)
1.02 billion people hungry
Detroit: Food fighters (special food issue)
The campesino struggle for sustainable agriculture in Paraguay
If you actually care about limiting the worst of climate change, Waxman-Markey is a disastrous bill. It enriches the powerful at the expense of the poor world and ordinary Americans. It fails to do anything useful, or to even address the science... And it is the only shot we’ve got, at least for a while, at getting one passed. I hate it. I support it.
China and the developing world are watching the US to see if it is serious about combating climate change. Waxman-Markey, the bill and the legislative process, sends a clear signal: not very.
A weekly review from a UK perspective.
The cultural problem that stops us from reaching 'the most ambitious agreement ever negotiated' in Copenhagen?
It is not a lack of climate science that holds back action. It is how we respond to the challenge that the science poses, and that is deeply cultural. It is the values that we bring to bear, what we think is good for us, our religious underpinnings, our view of power and opportunity, of what is possible in the world and Australia's place in it. (Speech to National Press Club)