Climate Change May Drown Cities

People in Dhaka, the capital of Bangladesh, prefer to commute in three-wheeled autorickshaws, taxis and buses that run on compressed natural gas (CNG), in their bid to slow down global warming.


Global Water Crisis

Today fully one-sixth of the world’s human population lacks access to clean drinking water, and more than two million people—mostly kids—die each year from water-borne diseases.

How to Reform Medicare and Lay the Basis for National Health Care

At the first presidential debate, Jim Lehrer asked the two candidates where they would need to cut back their campaign promises, given the financial crisis. John McCain took the opportunity to say he would do what Republicans always do, feed the military and starve social programs.

Motor Oil and Water Pollution

Motor oil leaked from individual vehicles—or outright dumped by homeowners and commercial garages—constitutes a significant chunk of storm water runoff, the fallen precipitation that runs off of roads and parking lots and inevitably finds its way into local water bodies.

LED Light Bulbs vs. Compact Fluorescent Bulbs

Perhaps the ultimate “alternative to the alternative,” the LED (light-emitting diode) light bulb may well dethrone the compact fluorescent (CFL) as king of the green lighting choices. But it has a way to go yet in terms of both affordability and brightness.

Using Polls to Mislead the Public

In the fifth chapter of his book, The Opinion Makers, David W. Moore explains why so many polls contradict each other and generally misrepresent what people actually think about major policy issues.

28 Votes: McCain's Record Against Veterans

In the first presidential debate John McCain professed love for veterans and insisted, 'They know I'll take care of them.' But his record is making many veterans doubt the basis for that claim.


Is Gov. Sarah Palin Short-changing Alaska's National Guard?

Should Alaska governor and Republican vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin do less campaigning and more governing? Some veterans of the Alaska National Guard returning home from the war zone may think so.

Veterans Hammer McCain, Dole in New Ads

The political action fund of VoteVets.org, a veterans advocacy organization that helps elect politicians that will support US troops and veterans' issues, released three new ads this week targeting Republican candidates for failing to side with veterans on several key issues.

Patriarchy with a Woman's Face

The same day that Joe Biden was selected as candidate for the vice presidency by the Democratic Party, the campaign of John McCain reproduced several videos of Hillary Clinton sharply attacking Obama.

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