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Twelve authors on war and peace, dissent, the environment and the empowerment of the poor provide inspiration to transform the world in 2008.
A plan to implant farm animals with electronic tracking tags gives corporate agriculture a monopoly on the future of food, and it has sparked political backlash in rural America.
The fast-food giant's insistence on paying poverty wages to tomato pickers could backfire, as student activists' campaign for fair food cuts into their business.
We have everything we need to address the environmental crisis, save perhaps political will. But political will is a renewable resource.
There is an alternative to unhealthy eating and irresponsible development schemes.
Looking askance at a practice widely supposed to be a pretty good idea.
Conservation, like taxes, is for little people. When you're rich you can waste all the water you want.
Massive floods cause widespread devastation; while other nations rush in with aid, Mexico's closest neighbor has barely responded.
The technology exists to solve environmental problems and improve our standard of living.
Uncomfortable questions nobody wants to raise about the worldwide drought.