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Climate change and water woes drove ISIS recruiting in Iraq.

“This beast [ISIS] has many causes, but in the countryside these new problems just pushed people over the edge,”

Apple and Wal-Mart are helping China crack down on polluters.

New app has identified more than 830,000 cases where factories were either pumping excessive quantities of waste or falsifying data by tampering with monitoring devices.

Mishawaka robotics students propose app to help prevent groundwater contamination.

Negotiations to start next year on updating the Columbia River Treaty.

The treaty is “an issue of paramount importance to the entire Pacific Northwest region as it affects our economy, power generation, electricity rates, and flood control needs of communities.”


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Mark Kanazawa

I am Wadsworth A. Williams Professor of Economics at Carleton College, Northfield, MN