September 19, 2013

Chemical combat

Q. You see the place where they broke through the French, they threw all the Canadian reserves the night of the 22nd, they threw all the Canadian reserves into...

Interview with Lester Stevens, 8th Battalion, Canadian Division
September 19, 2013

The UN made them sick

In October 2010, only months after the country was devastated by a massive earthquake, Haiti was afflicted with another human tragedy: the outbreak of a cholera epidemic, now the...

Yale Law School
September 19, 2013

In wake of conflict, education denied

Education seldom figures in assessments of the damage inflicted by conflict. International attention and the media invariably focus on the most immediate images of humanitarian suffering, not on the...

United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization
September 19, 2013

The city that never suffers

For a capital city so frequently derided as “broken” by acrimonious partisanship and special interests, life in Washington, DC, has never been better for the political class. Or so...

September 19, 2013

The nuclear fix

Being opposed to nuclear power was almost a founding principle for card-carrying liberals of the baby boom generation. The movement’s politics were rooted in the post-Hiroshima Cold War alarm...

September 19, 2013

Feed the bears?

In 1966, prospects for Churchill, Manitoba, did not look good. The backwater port town on the west coast of Hudson Bay had been in steady decline since the military...

September 19, 2013

Toward a new conservation

Humans have always sought to reshape nature to meet their needs. Beginning with the control of fire and the domestication of plants and animals through to massive water diversion...

Kent H. Redford et al.
September 19, 2013

The Age of Man

Humans have been altering the earth’s ecosystems for thousands of years, but it is only in the last few generations that the impact has become so profound that some...

September 19, 2013

The Age of Man

Look at images of earth from space — or from, say, the 54th floor observation deck of the Mori Tower in Tokyo at night — and the extent of...