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February 2010

Free the gleaners!

Around the world they’re prosecuted and persecuted for doing what the world needs now–recycling.
I’m reminded of this by the latest issue of the new Indian magazine The Caravan, which features Mridhu Khullar’s profile of Banav Bibi, who sorts through…

Let Chicago motorists save Chicago transit

If you were the union rep, would you let 1,100 workers lose their jobs when the city cuts bus and train routes? Or would you spread the pain across your membership by reopening hard-fought contracts, letting politicians whittle away your…

Fifty-five nations have attached formal emissions targets to the Copenhagen Accord, the United Nations reported today. But most nations, including the U.S., are hedging their pledges:
“In the range of 17 percent,” reads the U.S. commitment now…