Clyde Israel

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Do You Believe #MomsMatter? - PAI

There’s good news and there’s bad news. The bad news is that a woman dies every two minutes from pregnancy or child birth. The good news is that the …

A Light Unto Cities

Once notorious for its drug gangs, Medellín, Colombia, now has a well-deserved reputation as one of the most innovative cities in the world. The tale …

Our Cosmic Context

NEW YORK – We have always lived on a changing planet, but many of today’s variations in climatic and ecological states are taking place exceptionally …

Universe

The history of our world in 18 minutes

Backed by stunning illustrations, David Christian narrates a complete history of the universe, from the Big Bang to the Internet, in a riveting 18 …

Blue is the New Green | by Yasser Al-Saleh

ABU DHABI – In recent years, an increasingly loud chorus of environmentalists, civil-society actors, and international institutions have been …

Civil Society

Eliot Coleman reflects on four decades of organic farming in Maine

When Eliot Coleman was in his 20s, farming was just the next adventure, after earlier passions for rock climbing, skiing and mountaineering. Then in …

The Next Great Famine…or Age of Abundance? « Roy Spencer, PhD

One of the most annoying things about climate forecasts is the apparent need to predict catastrophe.<p>Of course, it makes good press, like the latest …

East Africa’s Prosperity Gap

NAIROBI – In recent years, the narrative of a “rising Africa” has been embraced by some and debunked by others. But all agree on what social …

Africa

Central African Republic

After decades of under-development and neglect, the Central African Republic entered a phase of extreme instability including the total breakdown of …

Israel’s Ukraine Dilemma

TEL AVIV – As if relations between Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu’s government and US President Barack Obama’s administration were not …

Russia

The Resource Revolution | by Stefan Heck & Matt Rogers

SAN FRANCISCO – The world is on the threshold of the biggest business opportunity in a century, rivaling both the first Industrial Revolution, which …

Manufacturing

Egypt's Courts Mock Justice With More Mass Death Sentences

<b>Correction appended, May 1 2014</b><p>Egyptians will go to the polls at the end of May to elect a president, but Monday brought a flurry of reminders that …

The Education Solution

WASHINGTON, DC – The world is assailed by problems that defy easy answers. Economic shocks are destabilizing countries and regions, and inflicting …

Labor Economics

Alarm Bells in Asia, by Brahma Chellaney

NEW DELHI – The deteriorating situation in Ukraine and rising tensions between Russia and the United States threaten to bury US President Barack …

George Bush on Global Warming - Spoof by Will Ferrell

Will Ferrell

The Road to Slovyansk

The Ukraine crisis has demonstrated that one person alone can endanger world peace. And, given the weakness of the US response so far, that one …

Pandora's Promise Official Trailer 1 (2013) - Nuclear Power Documentary HD

Movie Trailers

Liberals and Progressives for Nuclear -- The Coming Atomic Age

While historically conservatives have been the prominent supporters of nuclear energy, the urgency of climate change has recently compelled liberals …

The Oligarchy Fallacy, by Jeffrey Frankel

CAMBRIDGE – Income inequality has received a lot of attention lately, particularly in two arenas where it previously received little: American public …

Further calls to legalise rhino horn trade

<b>Original Source: News24</b><p><b>New research into rhino poaching suggests that legalising the trade of rhino horns will in part lead to a decline in the</b> …

How It Works: The Inner Earth

Know your planet!<p>Plate tectonics—the theory that explains the sinking, spreading, and slip-sliding of big chunks of Earth’s surface—is a bedrock of geology. But it can’t explain what happens to plates once they sink, or account for the forces that drive many of the planet’s volcanic hotspots. …

Asia’s Giants Under New Management, by Kishore Mahbubani

BALI – More than one-third of the world’s population lives in just three countries: China, India, and Indonesia. With all three undergoing …

Lives versus Profits

NEW YORK – The United States Supreme Court recently began deliberations in a case that highlights a deeply problematic issue concerning …

Intellectual Property

Faith in a Globalized Age

LONDON – For years, it was assumed, certainly in the West, that, as society developed, religion would wither away. But it hasn’t, and, at the start …

Religion

An Advocacy of Dunces

CONCORD, MASSACHUSETTS – Imagine that a group of advocates tried to alert the public to a danger that they perceived, only the evidence showed that …

Public Health