Air pollution in Singapore rose to unhealthy levels this week because of illegal forest clearing in Indonesia, prompting Singapore to urge Indonesia to do something to end the haze.
Jobs are returning slowly — too slowly — and most of them pay less than the jobs that were lost in the economic recession, Reich argues. The US needs to implement national economic strategies to build good jobs.
Arctic Council grants China observer status. The eight-member Arctic Council will be key to regulating the anticipated resource rush as warming temperatures further open the Arctic to oil and gas drilling and fishing.