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  Regulating Mercury: A Crucial Step Forward

After more than 20 years of deliberation, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) finally issued the Mercury and Air Toxic Standards (MATS), the first national standards in the U.S. to regulate power plant emissions of mercury and other toxic air …

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  Ahead of Us: A Russian Spring or a Russian Winter?

Protesting against political and economic injustices, people around the world are finding the courage to speak out against corrupt regimes and powerful multinationals. First there was the Arab Spring, the Occupy Wall Street movement followed soon thereafter. Now, Russia is …

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  Solyndra’s Lessons: Challenges of the Global Energy Market

In September 2011, Solyndra, a U.S.-based solar panel manufacturer, declared bankruptcy. The Solyndra case illustrates the complexity of developing renewable energies. Many globalization factors influence the production and distribution of renewable energy, such as economics, politics, science and technology policy, …

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  Why Are Tar Sands so Controversial?

Recent star-studded rallies in front of the White House and the Canadian Parliament protest the building of the Keystone XL, an oil pipeline connecting Canada’s tar sands to the U.S. Gulf Coast. Considered a strategic element of U.S. energy policy, …

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  The Bolivarization of South America: The Rise of Pan-Americanism

Introduction Recently, the nations within South America have been experiencing what has been referred to as a rise of the “new left.”  As various new regimes come into power, including Ollanta Humala in Peru and Dilma Rousseff in Brazil, the …

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  Electric Cars: Wave of the Future or Worst Investment Ever Made?

In September 2011, Canada welcomed its first shipment of Chevrolet Volts. General Motors and SAIC, its Chinese partner, agreed to co-develop a new electric car.1 And, the Frankfurt Auto Show in Germany dedicated a whole exhibit hall to electric mobility.2 …

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  Case Study: From Revolutions to Elections, the Arab Autumn

This analysis will compare and contrast the unique and shared challenges facing Arab countries as they transition to democracy.

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  What Spain Thinks About Globalization

Spain is the third largest country in Europe, located in southwestern Europe with a population of roughly 46 million people.1 Famous for its sunny beaches perennially popular with northern Europeans, it is also rich in cultural and economic resources. After …

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  It’s All About Jobs

The United States has barely recovered from the financial crisis and Europe will soon face a sovereign debt crisis. Unemployment has reached an average 9.9 percent in Europe in June 2011, but ranges from four percent in Austria to twenty-one …

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  Africa Rising: Myth or Reality?

Media around the world have been reporting on a recent African Development Bank study claiming that Africa has a new middle class of 313 million, a size on par with middle classes in India and China.1 This news was trumpeted …

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