The US and the rest of the world failed to forge an ambitious plan to tackle the climate crisis six years ago in Copenhagen. Since then the crisis has only gotten worse, but going into the next global climate summit in Paris, President Obama's top science adviser John Holdren is hopeful that world leaders are finally ready to step up to the challenge of avoiding catastrophic climate change.
In Paris, reporter Adeline Sire is happy to have found the trappings of Thanksgiving in a foreign country. But she's also happy to just see people out on the streets in the wake of the attacks two weeks ago.
It's a rough time for coal company CEOs: Coal in the US it’s now in a precipitous decline, undercut by cheaper natural gas from fracking and concerns about its dangers to climate and health. But it's an even rougher time for Don Blankenship, the former CEO of Massey Energy, who could spend years in prison for his role in the 2010 Upper Big Branch mine disaster.
The free and open Internet is already being curtailed in dozens of countries around the world — but remaining free in a handful of others. As more countries come online, the question is which model they will follow
Many Lebanese speak a full-on mix of Arabic, French and English. Calling this linguistic melange a "mother tongue" started out as a joke, but now it's become a part of Lebanon's national identity — even if it means that sometimes people don't understand what they are saying.
Zena Agha's Syrian cousin died a year ago, when the boat he was on capsized on its way from Turkey to Greece. The 23-year-old Harvard student wrote this poem about the refugee crisis with him in her thoughts.