The Great Debate

Willing to pay the ultimate price to protect animals

October 27, 2015
A baby mountain gorilla sits on her mother's shoulders on the slopes of Mount Mikeno in the Virunga National Park, Eastern DRC

A baby mountain gorilla sits on her mother’s shoulders on the slopes of Mount Mikeno in the Virunga National Park, Eastern DRC, December 12, 2008. REUTERS/Peter Andrews

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Rob Cox: VW needs an eight-step recovery plan

By Rob Cox
October 13, 2015

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

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Rob Cox: Tianjin deserves to be a Cuyahoga moment

By Rob Cox
August 20, 2015

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

Why Pope Francis, spiritual leader of a billion souls, cares about saving the material world

June 18, 2015
Pope Francis speaks with young people in a youth centre dedicated to Pope John Paul II during his visit to Sarajevo

Pope Francis speaks with young people in a youth center dedicated to Pope John Paul II during his visit to Sarajevo, June 6, 2015. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic

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Nestlé called out for bottling, selling California water during drought

April 2, 2015

A Nestle logo is pictured on a van outside the company headquarters in Vevey

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

Antisocial genesis of the social cost of carbon

October 10, 2013

The day after his 2009 inauguration, President Barack Obama committed to “creating an unprecedented level of openness in government.”

Why “sustainability” should be more than a meaningless buzzword

October 7, 2013

The term “sustainability” crept into the business lexicon slowly, by way of the environmental movement. It no longer means covering operating costs with profits, the definition I learned at Harvard Business School six years ago. Instead, it’s morphed into a blurry term that fits into whatever suitcase you want it to — a catchall for everything “socially good,” whatever that means.

Amid environmental destruction, China is battling to protect wildlife

September 27, 2013

Recently my family and I went through photos we had taken in Scotland. These images brought back memories of my fascination with the pristine Scottish natural environment. There are the breathtaking highlands, the sparkling lochs, the magnificent glens and the abundant wildlife. All these reminded me of Liaoning, my home province.

Stepping up to the plate to reduce food waste

September 20, 2013

How many times have you reached into the refrigerator, only to discover the yogurt or fruit juice you were looking forward to enjoying had passed its expiration date?

The darkness behind fracking’s silver lining

June 25, 2013

A natural gas pipeline under construction near East Smithfield in Bradford County, Pennsylvania, Jan. 7, 2012. REUTERS/Les Stone