From Bali to Bulbs

Coastal cities are among the places most at risk from rising seas, one of the anticipated effects of global climate change. Venice, Italy is no exception. It often floods in winter, with gondolas able to float in the… Read More

Food Prices Rising, Developing Countries Most Affected

The UN Food and Agriculture Organization is warning that rising food prices — largely the result of increased demand for “feed” crops for biofuels development and meat production — are putting low-income countries’ food security at risk. The… Read More

Road to Bali

As delegates gather in Bali, Indonesia, for the latest conference of parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change, it’s worth remembering that the Kyoto Protocol inexplicably contained perverse incentives (well, it’s not entirely unexplained, but that’s… Read More