That classic American narrative is back big time, only the Indians are now the good guys and the cowboys are on a warpath, trying to grab 640 million acres of public lands that they can plunder as if it were yesteryear.
Scientists find that impacts of population growth on the planet’s biodiversity aren’t generally as bad as has been feared -- but are intensifying rapidly in species-rich areas.Scientists find that impacts of population growth on the planet’s biodiversity aren’t generally as bad as has been feared—but are intensifying rapidly in species-rich areas.
A new global group says food that fails to reach consumers or is dumped as waste could instead save lives and cut greenhouse gas emissions.
The amount of fresh water needed to produce energy for the world is set to double within the next 25 years as civilization’s reliance on coal and biofuels increases, the International Energy Agency projects.
The marginally growing U.S. economy reduced speed in the second quarter of the year after months of lackluster job creation, threatening the financial well-being of ordinary Americans and deepening the challenge for President Obama’s re-election campaign.
Back in June, the Federal Reserve predicted a sunnier economic future for the U.S. than it did Wednesday, when the Fed released revised figures for both growth (it'll happen more slowly) and unemployment (it'll continue to hover around 9 percent) through 2012. But the news wasn't all gloomy.
While seemingly intuitive, it's bit frightening to see the correlation so clearly illustrated: A graphic, covering a 12-year period, shows the tie between Ohio's unemployment rate and the amount of alcohol purchased. With unemployment and booze consumption at their contemporary highs, many are wondering about the public health effects of unemployment on those out of work.