Full story - November 07, 2018
several house democrats celebrating on a stage after their majority house win
There are two economic issues on which the election outcome will make a meaningful difference: trade and infrastructure.
Full story - November 05, 2018
An aerial view of a tract of dry land cleared by loggers and farmers surrounded by green tree tops.
Far from being bad for business, Brazil’s Amazonian protections help sustain the country as a global breadbasket.
Full story - November 02, 2018
A large group of male migrants from Central America stand in line for food donations
About 7,000 migrants — mostly from Guatemala and Honduras — are heading to the US. The roots of their plight are connected to a deadly history of US involvement in Central America, says assistant professor Jerry Flores.
Full story - October 31, 2018
Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman wears traditional red and white checkered scarf headdress.
Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman's personal character faces global scrutiny after serious suspicions of his alleged involvement in the murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi.
Full story - October 31, 2018
Indian tri-colored balloons fly around a statue head of Indian founding father Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel
The enormous "Statue of Unity" has been condemned for its lack of environmental oversight and its displacement of local Adivasi people, whose land was forcibly taken to build it. The Gujarat government says it will promote tourism and sustainable development.
Full story - October 30, 2018
A close up of image of ancient Dead Sea scroll texts.
The fame of the Dead Sea Scrolls is what has encouraged both forgeries and the shadow market in antiquities.
Full story - October 29, 2018
A woman touches a white Jewish star memorial for Tree of Life victim
An outpouring of anti-immigrant and anti-Semitic sentiment is reminiscent of the political climate in the US during the "interwar period" between the first and second world wars.
Full story - October 25, 2018
A young Tanzanian woman speaks to a male doctor.
Tanzania was one of the first countries in sub-Saharan Africa to embrace family planning. But current president John Magufuli made headlines when he said he does “not see any need for birth control," asserting that population growth is actually an economic boon to the East African nation.
Full story - October 23, 2018
NCAI First Vice President addresses VAWA rally attendees at podium
VAWA disproportionately funds the criminal legal system but it has not deterred domestic violence. Lawyer Leah Goodmark argues that criminalizing domestic violence actually makes the problem worse and that it's time for alternative forms of justice and support.
Full story - October 22, 2018
A woman wearing a purple scarf stands in a field holding maize stems
Some 821 million people now face food insecurity, raising numbers to the same level as almost a decade ago. The situation is worsening in South America, Central Asia and most regions of Africa, according to the UN's annual food security report. A resurgence in the use of "cover crop" and nanotechnologies may mitigate climate change impacts.