The West

The West is in relative decline, especially compared to Asia, but no obvious alternative "system" has emerged.
Sustainable agriculture is a popular concept. It's warmly embraced as a guiding light for the future of food production. But there is still a great deal of disagreement about what the concept actually means and entails.
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This is a poem I wrote circa 2005. It first appeared on YouTube. It is about how Western civilization and the Muslim world
On June 15th, House Natural Resources Committee Ranking Member Raúl M. Grijalva (D-Ariz.) will hold a forum on public lands. The forum will examine the emergence of anti-government threats to parks, forests, wildlife refuges, historic sites and recreation lands across America.
Building on the first half of the 10th annual Lennart Meri Conference, the latter half of the conference became increasingly
For those of us who live in the West and love its wide open spaces, wildlife and access to the outdoors, the rate of development is a common lament. But a new study shows exactly how much and how fast we are losing our natural areas.
At the moment, the contraction in China and slow growth in Europe is affecting the continent. For the last ten years, Africa
We commend Secretary Jewell for taking a comprehensive look at an outdated and subsidized resource program and for integrating the goals of sound and sustainable land management with the President's goals to address climate change.
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Considering how our society strongly stands for freedom of expression, justice and plurality, it's ironic that the very thing which Muslim women use to express their identity and liberty -- the hijab -- is the exact reason they are highlighted so much more.
Research suggests that many young Western Muslims being lured to ISIS often lack a sense of belonging in society, thus understanding how to promote a real sense of belonging is of considerable importance.
As the need for renewable energy becomes more pressing, some of the fiercest duels in the West are now being fought over where to put power lines, wind turbines, solar farms and other needed energy development projects.
The terrorist attacks on Paris, a nerve centre of European culture, was a déjà vu moment. Nearly 15 years ago, 9/11 had evoked similar sentiments: shock, disbelief and confusion.
After five weeks in Israel, a couple of days after the war ended, I left the bubble -- only to realize I had just reentered another. A benign bubble, for sure, substituting "rationality" for hatred, godless happiness for divine devotion, but a bubble nonetheless.
A new campaign launched on the 99th anniversary of the National Park Service looks to spark debate about conservation.
I constantly wondered how a single place could have experienced being both heaven and hell on earth. But that is Lebanon, a place of both pain and beauty.
Islam is unlikely to follow the process whereby fiery, militant Christianity -- a deviant form of the original religion -- became domesticated and secularized. If so, this poses hard questions about the future relationship between the West and Islam.
Nigerians have watched the debate over genetic engineering and GMOs unfold in the Western world for over 40 years. I hope we will apply the lessons learnt in a way that will truly benefit the current and future generations of our people.