Spain's economic recovery has been slow -- if at all. And as the economic malaise persists, families are making choices about what they spend. So, when the $400 bill comes to keep a horse another month, many families are saying no more and abandoning them. Within months, the horses are dead, if not rescued.
Manilla is known for its traffic, and it's pollution is getting worse too. A bank is hoping to take advantage of those circumstances by financing the production of 100,000 electric trikes to replace the city's fossil-fueled versions.
Gun reform has been a hot topic since the mass shooting at an elementary school in Newtown, but political movement has been slow. But the costs continue to mount. One recent Huffington Post report documented just how much those literal costs hurt our economy.
Vultures, yes vultures, are increasingly important to the economy and health and safety of a poor, rural area of Bulgaria. The vulture of the Eastern Rhodope Nature Reserve not only dispose of local dead animals, preventing disease, but also are a powerful tourist draw.
Billions of dollars from state and local governments are under scrutiny because private corporations are using them to fund tax-free projects. One reporter says this is a loophole that needs to be reviewed.
After passing the United States as the top carbon emitter, one researcher says China's now making a commitment to reduce the country's carbon output. But in order for China to reduce large amounts of CO2, they say, the U.S. will need to do more.
Stephane Hessel inspired the Occupy Wall Street movement with his writing, and powered protest movements around the globe. But as those movements seemingly sputter out, Hessel had one more book of advice, specifically for protesters in Spain. It's set to be released now, shortly after his death.
In Spain, a loaf of bread has typically cost a euro. But times are tough there, and one baker in the Valencia region decided to slash the price to just 20 euro cents. In so doing, he's upended the system, and captured a whole bunch of new customers at the same time.
China has become the largest trading partner for much of the world. Though, and perhaps because, China is in a position of economic power, income inequality and migration have become large problems for the country's new leadership to address.
By using the GINI coefficient as a measure of inequality, the GlobalPost has mapped and compared cities across the world that are struggling with income inequality. In two cities across the world from one another, the findings were remarkably similar.