A New York judge ruled that the writ of habeas corpus, which allows humans to challenge their imprisonment, applied to two chimpanzees held for research at a Long Island university. The decision could be a first step towards broader recognition in the United States of the legal personhood of apes and other animals.
India will outstrip China in economic growth this year, according to a new IMF report, due to a recipe of policy reforms, an increase in investment, and lower oil prices.
Since the early 20th Century, the amount of energy required to produce new energy has skyrocketed. That puts a drag on the economy, Cobb writes, as more and more resources are devoted to keeping up with energy demand.
Five years after the deadly Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, the Obama administration is out with new regulations on offshore drilling. The hope is to prevent future catastrophe, but environmentalists say offshore drilling still isn't worth the risks to ocean life.
Decarbonization trends and new technologies indicate we can land at a reasonable climate future with very modest costs and profound benefits, writes Hal Harvey of Energy Innovation.