Many Mexican immigrants will benefit from President Obama's recently announced immigration measures, but they're far from the only ones. Asian American immigrants aren't often at the center of the debate, but they're a growing group, and thousands could also get deportation relief.
When it comes to coping with climate change, crowdsourcing of small solutions around the world can be as important as big-ticket approaches. That's the philosophy behind the Climate CoLab project at MIT.
Hiking was never fun for Van Pol when he was a child: It brought back fearful memories of his family's escape from Cambodia and into refugee camps. It wasn't until a high school field trip to a New Hampshire peak that hiking became Van's salvation.
Green energy is more popular than ever, in both red and blue states. But with Republicans taking over Congress, the government's approach to climate change and renewable energy is up in the air. So what comes next?
Iran and the West couldn't reach a deal on Iran's nuclear program, but they did agree to continue talks on a nuclear deal for seven more months. While it's not what policymakers hoped for, John Kerry and other leaders still seemed positive that a deal is in the making.
You can see the phrase scrawled on walls around the globe from Tahrir Square to Ferguson, seemingly anywhere people take to the streets: "The Revolution Will Not Be Televised." It was the creation of American jazz poet Gil Scott-Heron, whose biographer says he'd enjoy the term's enduring use.
Bill Cunningham, a legend of the fashion photography world, may seem like a relic: He's 85 and still devoted to shooting on film. But he's also giving fans a look into his work and life using the decidedly new-school medium of Instagram.
Some Republicans are so incensed about President Barack Obama's executive action on immigration that they're calling it illegal. It's easy to find similar disagreement over the use of presidential powers in other political systems around the world.
The Dalai Lama prohibits his followers from praying to what he considers the malevolent deity of Dorje Shugden. But adherents of this practice, many of them western converts, say the Tibetan religious leader is guilty of persecution.
In 1950, singles were just 22 percent of the adult population. Now, they've taken over. More than half of American adults are single, and that may have some surprising benefits — from the way people join civic groups and socialize to how they take part in the lives of their hometowns.
The conversation about events in Ferguson involves race, but maybe not in the way you think. While a new study showed that most white Americans don't have non-white friends, many people say it shouldn't be taken as an indicator of personal racism but rather large-scale issues that deserve the real attention.
It was a rare political moment: the US Secretary of State paying a compliment to Cuba. But that’s what happened Friday when John Kerry commended Cuba's role in West Africa, where the island nation has sent more health workers than any other country — and plans to send even more in the coming weeks.
What makes the issue of citizenship so divisive? What does the “path to citizenship” look like now and what obstacles already exist for immigrants? What impact might the different plans have on this country? Join an online discussion.
You may have noticed that more and more wine bottles — even expensive ones — are increasingly coming with screw tops and synthetic stoppers. You might not think much about the stopper when you make a purchase, but cork producers want you to start. They're mounting a campaign to show that real cork is better for the planet.
Around the world, revelations about NSA spying have caused outrage and protests. But not so much in the US. In fact, older Americans seem more worried than digitally plugged-in youth, whose electronic lives are being monitored. One researcher says young people don't seem so worried about the government acting as Big Brother.
Peter Ferris Cochran was born in Ireland, to an unwed Irish mother. She was forced to live in a house for unwed mothers run by the Catholic Church, ultimately putting her son up for adoption. New information reveals how deadly, literally, those homes were.
Ben Leeds Carson is a composer living in Santa Cruz, California who listens to The World. He remembered a quiz that his geologist father used to ask on long cross-country drives. Here it is:
Of the following US states: Connecticut, Nebraska, and California, which ones fall entirely south of Canada’s southernmost border?
Shireen Ahmed is a Muslim soccer player and coach living in Toronto, Canada. She was born to Pakistani parents and soccer was always a major part of her life. Following her passion, though, became a challenge when she decided to cover her hair.
New mapping technology is helping activists and companies pinpoint exactly where tropical deforestation is happening, down to the individual tree. It's a potentially powerful new tool for identifying who's responsible for illegal cutting and getting companies to clean up their supply chains.
The Redeemed Christian Church of God began in Nigeria, but it's growing rapidly in the US, especially among the African immigrant community. Their goals? Bring as many people to heaven as possible, and have a church within a 10-mile radius in any direction.