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  • Dealing with the Threat of Drug-Resistant Tuberculosis

    Saturday, June 23rd, 2007

    TB Steps Out of the Shadows I suspect that until the recent much-publicized case of the young American lawyer infected by drug-resistant tuberculosis (TB) flying in Europe and the US without safeguards, most Americans had all but forgotten TB the disease. After all, it had all but disappeared in the US with modern drug therapies. […]

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    Anatomy of a Landfill Controversy

    Thursday, March 15th, 2007

    Working on waste issues in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC), you see a lot of controversies involving disposal sites. Many times it is some neighborhood that does not want a landfill anywhere near them, either because they fear it will affect their health or property values, they dislike the smell a badly managed site […]

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    Trash Photos V: Municipal Banners & Hard Realities

    Wednesday, October 11th, 2006

    Municipal governments often try to influence their citizenry through slick banners hung from lamp posts that carry inspirational or educational messages. They look good and make nice photos. But they do not always reflect the reality “on the ground.” A case in point: the picture at right was taken in August 2005 along the Malecon […]

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