The Great Debate

These five ideas will either fix global warming or break the planet

By Julia Calderone
April 22, 2015
Small forest fires are pictured between pine trees at night at Sierra de Tejeda nature park, on a burnt mountain from El Collado mountain pass, near the town of Competa

Small forest fires are pictured between pine trees at night at Sierra de Tejeda nature park in southern Spain early June 30, 2014. REUTERS/Jon Nazca

Europe’s greatest crisis isn’t Greece or Ukraine, and it may have no solution

By John Lloyd
April 22, 2015
Boys chat as they arrive with migrants at the Sicilian harbor of Augusta

Boys chat as they arrive at the Sicilian harbor of Augusta April 22, 2015. REUTERS/Alessandro Bianchi

The myth of China’s ghost cities

By Wade Shepard
April 22, 2015
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Thames Town, near Shanghai, China. REUTERS/Courtesy of Wade Shepard

Ghost towns tend to start as boomtowns, and contemporary China more than likely has more boomtowns than any other country in history. No economy has ever risen so rapidly and no place has ever built so much so quickly. This rapid growth has resulted in peculiar side effect: ghost cities, everywhere.

from Breakingviews:

Rob Cox: EU’s new trustbuster begins with a bang

April 21, 2015

The author is a Reuters Breakingviews columnist. The opinions expressed are his own. 

Cause behind African migrant flood has terrifying implications for the world

By Michael Werz and Max Hoffman
April 21, 2015
Italian coastguard and Armed Forces of Malta personnel in protective clothing carry the body of a dead immigrant off the ship Bruno Gregoretti in Senglea

Italian coastguard and Armed Forces of Malta personnel in protective clothing carry the body of a dead immigrant off the ship Bruno Gregoretti in Senglea, in Valletta’s Grand Harbour, April 20, 2015. REUTERS/Darrin Zammit Lupi

A lose-lose choice for Hillary Clinton

By Bill Schneider
April 21, 2015
U.S. Secretary of State Clinton reacts while testifying on the Benghazi attacks during Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing in Washington

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton responds to intense questioning about the September attacks on U.S. diplomatic sites in Benghazi, Libya, during a Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington January 23, 2013. REUTERS/Jason Reed

Price of preventing one crime: between $700 – $1,700

By Mikael Priks
April 21, 2015
Security cameras are seen on a building at the Bund in front of the financial district of Pudong in Shanghai

Security cameras are seen on a building at the Bund in front of the financial district of Pudong in Shanghai March 6, 2015. REUTERS/Aly Song

from Breakingviews:

EU migration policy is economically short-sighted

By Edward Hadas
April 20, 2015

The author is a Reuters Breakingviews columnist. The opinions expressed are his own.

Next Deepwater Horizon-scale oil spill could be caused by cyber attack

April 20, 2015
To match Feature BP/PLAINTIFFS

Fire boat response crews battle the blazing remnants of the offshore oil rig Deepwater Horizon, off Louisiana, in this handout photograph taken on April 21, 2010. REUTERS/U.S. Coast Guard/Handou

Why China’s President Xi Jinping isn’t Mao 2.0

By William Johnson
April 20, 2015
Souvenir plates bearing images of China's President Xi Jinping and China's late Chairman Mao Zedong are displayed at a shop nearby Great Hall of the People where National People's Congress will be held, in Beijing

Souvenir plates bearing the images of China’s President Xi Jinping and China’s late Chairman Mao Zedong. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon