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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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  Bono: The Power of One

On World AIDS Day 2011, television viewers could turn on CNN and watch Bono profusely thank the U.S. for their commitment to ending the AIDS epidemic.  In a New York Times editorial published that day, Bono wrote, “The United States …

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  You Are One in Seven Billion

Introduction On October 31, 2011, the UN declared that the seven billionth person in the world had been born.  This new population milestone comes just twelve years after the birth of the 6th billionth, Adnan Nevic, on October 12, 1999 in …

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  Armed and Dangerous: The Mexican Drug Wars

Violent outbursts, related to drug sales and distribution, have been a regular occurrence for many years in Mexico, annually taking the lives of thousands. While a passive approach was deemed permissible throughout the 1990’s and partially into the next decade. …

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  2011: Year of the Protest

On October 15th 2011, protests based on the Occupy Wall Street movement were held in 80 countries around the world. Hundreds of thousands of people around the world have expressed their anger and indignation against corporate greed, especially the role …

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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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  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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  World Report on Disability

In June 2011, the World Bank and World Health Organization (WHO) released the first World Report on Disability. Noting that one billion people in the world have some sort of disability, this comprehensive report sheds light on the myriad of …

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  Globalization of Parenting

With an economy in the doldrums and worries over the rise of the Chinese economy, the United States is primed and ready for a conversation on academic preparedness. The release of Amy Chua’s Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother, was …

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  Fallout from Japan’s Earthquake and Nuclear Disaster

Sadly, responses to natural disasters often highlight the best and the worst of globalization. Unfortunately, the aftermath of the March 11th earthquake and tsunami that hit northern Japan serves as a perfect case-study to examine the role of globalization in …

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