Gezi Park. Tahrir Square. Hong Kong. Ferguson. What form is youth activism taking and how is it different from what came before? The World brings you a multimedia experience from South by Southwest in Austin as part of our #SafeMode series.
Texas is the biggest climate polluter in the U.S. It’s also is also extremely vulnerable to some of the impacts of climate change. But the state’s most prominent politicians say they don't believe that climate change is real. It all adds up to a big problem for Texas and the rest of us.
The archive of Nobel Prize-winning novelist Gabriel García Márquez has been acquired by the University of Texas, Austin, where students, researchers and the author's fans are salivating for a look. The trove has everything from photos of the author's life to an unpublished novel, which could still hit bookshelves someday.
Dr. Jeff Wilson, an environmental science professor known as Professor Dumpster, is giving "the 1 percent" new meaning: He’s planning to try to live using 1 percent of the energy and water and creating 1 percent of the waste of the average American home — by living in a converted dumpster.
How do you stay connected during a crisis? That’s the dilemma facing Venezuelans as the country experiences its biggest uprising in years. Some people are relying on new, lower-profile apps, more than Facebook and Twitter, to keep in touch.
El Salvador is the last stop on Obama's three-nation tour of Latin America. Donna DeCesare has lived and worked as a journalist in El Salvador on and off since the 1980s and continues to cover issues relevant to Central American immigrants to the U.S.
Tom Boggus, director of the Texas Forest Service, talks about the latest situation on the ground. Pete Bonds, a cattle rancher who last joined the program in July, updates us on what has happened to his herd.