Given the history of native title in Australia, it is difficult to see how indigenous land rights can ever be truly respected through the current legal system. Rather, the non-indigenous population must genuinely acknowledge and redress the wrongs of the past, writes Justin Frewen.
The World Bank could play a limited but catalytic role in ensuring energy access for the poor, but only if it commits itself to becoming a much more transparent, representative and environmentally responsible institution. Briefing by the Bretton Woods Project et al.
For the first time, the well-respected
Energy Information Administration appears to be joining with
experts arguing that the era of cheap and plentiful oil is
drawing to a close. With Asia's insatiable demand for energy, it suggests that a new
era of cutthroat energy competition is upon us, writes Michael T. Klare.
Policymakers and scientists are increasingly proposing nuclear energy as the solution to reducing carbon emissions. Yet nuclear power remains a safety hazard and its proliferation is an obstacle to investment in renewable alternatives, writes the Great Transition Initiative.
In the battle for a sustainable water future, a
far-reaching revolt is needed to reclaim citizenship and redefine how we interact with our environment - otherwise, these twenty-first century water wars could be merely a last stand
against an inevitable corporatized future. By
Alan Snitow and Deborah Kaufman.