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This metal is powering today's technology—at what price?

Published: 
Tue, 01/29/2019 - 1:13pm

ONE EARLY SATURDAY morning in La Paz, Álvaro García Linera, the vice president of Bolivia, greets me in the spacious salon outside his office overlooking Plaza Murillo.

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A More Accurate Pulse on Sustainability

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Thu, 06/06/2013 - 10:22pm

For the last decade, Sudan’s oil exports helped create strong economic growth for the strife-torn country of 11 million in north-east Africa. 

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Aid Groups Push for Clean Energy

Published: 
Mon, 10/08/2012 (All day)

BARCELONA—When Samantha Smith started working for the World Wildlife Fund more than a decade ago, she was stationed in the Arctic, where her work focused on the species she was trying to protect in that habitat.

‘‘I had my encounters with polar bears,’’ she said.

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China Needs Its Own Dream

Published: 
Tue, 10/02/2012 (All day)

On Nov. 8, China is set to hold the 18th National Congress of the Communist Party. We already know who will be the next party leader: Vice President Xi Jinping. What we don’t know is what matters: Does Xi have a “Chinese Dream” that is different from the “American Dream?”