A massive forest fire has been raging in Alberta, Canada, for nearly a month. Scientists say warmer, drier weather has increased the frequency and intensity of fires. For this month's Environmental Outlook: wildfires, climate change and threats to North America’s forests.
U.S. activists are working with farmers and artisans in the developing world to protect their rights and help them increase their profits from export of their goods to the industrialized world. The most prominent of these efforts in the U.S. is "Fair Trade" coffee. But some believe these efforts are misguided. A panel talks about the pros and cons of fair trade initiatives.
- Paul Rice TransFair USA
- Paul Magnusson Businessweek
- Deborah James Global Exchange
- Frank Vargo vice president for international economic affairs at the National Association of Manufacturers
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