Milwaukee Edition

Archive of: Global Brief and NAPC

Title Issue
The Case for Cloth Bags

The Case for Cloth Bags

Most plastic bags end up in landfills, as litter or choking some 100,000 animals worldwide. Smart shoppers are helping the planet by using cloth grocery bags.

March 2007

Huzzah

World Bank notes that when a country educates its girls, its overall per capita income increases and its fertility rate drops.

March 2007
Think Twice

Think Twice

Every year customs officers seize thousands of dead wildlife souvenirs from returning travelers, many from endangered and threatened species.

March 2007

A Farewell to Harm

Millions of ordinary citizens in countries around the world are unhappy with corruption and want their governments to stop it, reports a recent survey.

February 2007

Smart Homes

Breakthrough construction technology by Millennium Chemicals of Britain may help to create buildings that actually absorb pollution.

February 2007

Bullish for Peace

The likelihood of a white bison calf being born is less than one in a million. Yet 10 such calves have arrived in the past decade.

February 2007
Happy Workers

Happy Workers

Though flexible work schedules aren’t new, a twist on the idea at Best Buy known as a “results-only work environment” promises to transform corporate culture for the better.

February 2007

Under Pressure

Al Gore launches a national grassroots campaign calling for a federal “freeze” on the carbon emissions behind global warming.

February 2007
Mountain Shout

Mountain Shout

The famed Appalachian Trail may become a barometer for environmental and human health conditions.

February 2007
School of Sustainability

School of Sustainability

Arizona State University (ASU) inaugurated the nation’s first School of Sustainability.

February 2007