Some say eating insects could save the planet, as we face the potential for global food and protein shortages. It's a common practice in many parts of the world, but what would it take to make bugs more appetizing to the masses here in the U.S.? Does it even make sense to try? A look at the arguments for and against the practice known as entomophagy, and the cultural and environmental issues involved.
The Environmental Protection Agency officially declares greenhouse gases a threat to public health and welfare. How the decision could affect the U.S. economy and the Obama administration’s position at the Copenhagen climate summit.
- Jeffrey Ball environment editor and columnist, Wall Street Journal His WSJ column "Power Shift" appears every other Friday.
- Eileen Claussen president, Pew Center on Global Climate Change and Strategies for the Global Environment
- Margaret Kriz Hobson energy and environment correspondent, National Journal
- Jeff Holmstead former assistant administrator for air and radiation at the Environmental Protection Agency (2001-05); now heads the environmental strategy section at Bracewell & Giuliani LLP.
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