February 12, 2013, 8am PST
In carbon-tax friendly Australia wind energy production is now cheaper than coal and natural gas.
February 4, 2012, 1pm PST
Having promised a new and progressive direction in urban policy, President Obama has instead been "destructive" for America's cities, argues Yana Kunichoff.
March 6, 2011, 5am PST
Michael Klare argues that the revolution and turmoil sweeping so many of the Middle Eastern oil-producing nations will bring the age of cheap oil to an end.
February 1, 2011, 11am PST
Conservative political and media rhetoric aimed at "fat cat" public employees scapegoats middle-class workers for the economic crisis and threatens to undermine public welfare at all levels, write Max Fraad Wolff and Richard D. Wolff.
June 17, 2010, 2pm PDT
The Gulf Coast is home to diverse ethnic and racial communities that have already endured decades of pollution from chemical and petroleum industries. The BP leak may be the "nail in the coffin" for many of these communities, writes Jordan Flaherty.
June 13, 2010, 11am PDT
William Rivers Pitt says it's all too easy to blame BP or the politicians who deregulated the oil industry. Ultimately, he says, all of us are to blame for the Gulf oil disaster and the damage wrought by fossil fuels.
February 5, 2010, 1pm PST
Froma Harrop responds to Joel Kotkin's view that booming centers -- mostly in the Sunbelt -- represent the future of American urbanism.
May 28, 2009, 5am PDT
Herve Kemp believes that the future of employment in Europe will include a million "family farmer jobs."
March 9, 2009, 6am PDT
Three authors in the French Newspaper Le Monde pose possible futures for the car and the automobile industry.
October 23, 2008, 8am PDT
In this review of Alex MacLean's new book, "Over: The American Landscape at the Tipping Point," Hervé Kempf of Le Monde describes MacLean's book as a photo essay on a nation at the end of an era.
September 11, 2008, 8am PDT
This week international legal experts are meeting in Iceland to debate whether or not the world needs new international laws concerning the polar regions in the face of climate change.
July 25, 2008, 9am PDT
<p>Former federal prosecutor Elizabeth de la Vega laments the incredibly disjointed and ad hoc approach to freshwater management in the United States.</p>
April 22, 2008, 11am PDT
<p>Dean Baker of the Center for Economic and Policy Research (CEPR) chastises those whom he calls the "homeownership ideologues" for promoting homeownership to lower income households.</p>
February 13, 2008, 7am PST
<p>Dean Baker of the Center for Economic and Policy Research suggests that one way that the federal government could help millions of Americans squeezed by the housing crisis is to permit homeowners to enter "own-to-rent" arrangements.</p>
February 1, 2008, 11am PST
<p>A group of French academics have written an open letter decrying the latest in a long string of plans to deal with the working-class Parisian suburbs, which saw riots in 2005.</p>
October 4, 2007, 2pm PDT
<p>In an interview with French architect Françoise-Hélène Jourda, the newspaper <em>Le Monde</em> asks about sustainable development and the future of architecture.</p>
July 5, 2007, 11am PDT
<p>NOLA human rights lawyer Bill Quigley outlines what he believes were thirty-three deliberate actions on the part of the federal government to undermine recovery in New Orleans.</p>
April 29, 2007, 9am PDT
<p>A progressive -- if cynical -- argument for privatizing Amtrak: only private interests can borrow the necessary capital to upgrade it, and have the clout necessary to lobby Congress to support the service adequately.</p>
October 26, 2006, 7am PDT
<p>Millions of middle-class homeowners may lose their life savings if the economy slides into a severe recession, so why aren't more politicians, bankers, economists and policy analysts taking the threat of a housing market collapse seriously?</p>
October 19, 2006, 8am PDT
<p>Promised federal investments to upgrade America's electricity grid in the wake of the 2003 blackout have never materialized. As a result, the U.S. power grid "hangs by a thread."</p>