Ellie Alchin

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Tengah 'Forest Town' to be Singapore's largest smart, sustainable town

SINGAPORE: The upcoming Tengah development will feature eco-friendly water and energy features, an automated waste system as well as software that …

A new type of politics could help prevent climate disaster | Andrew Simms

A UK cross-party initiative addresses the appetite and mechanics for the cooperation needed to help us live within Earth’s limits<p>China and the US’s announcement that they will join the Paris climate accord comes at a time when the UK’s own climate and energy policies appear at best in disarray, and …

Why the world’s Muslim population is growing so very, very quickly

This week, I reported a story for The Post from Jakarta on the “Muslim youth bulge” — the surge in youth in the Muslim world — and explored why this could be a recipe for instability. As a journalist and a young person (I’m 26), I’m fascinated by how young people shape society — sometimes for …

Greece, the Greeks, and the Crisis: Reaching Beyond "That's how it Goes"

Migrants' life jackets and inflatable tubes on Lesbos. CREDIT: Tyson Sadler. (See also Sadler's Carnegie Council Instagram Take-over.)Since 2009, …

One Day, I Will: African youth imagine their futures

Photographer Vincent Tremeau worked with the United Nations to photograph children and adolescents from Central African Republic, Mali, Niger, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Guinea, Sierra Leone and other African countries as part of his "One Day, I Will" project. The striking images portray the …

Blame Global Warming for Your Bad Attitude

It doesn’t take a PhD to see that climate affects our lives. Anyone who lives far enough from the equator can tell just by opening the closet.<p>It …

Japan's sex problem is setting up a 'demographic time bomb,' and it could be spreading

Japanese women are having so few children that the country's population could drop by half in 24 years.<p>The data reveals that roughly 1 million babies were born in Japan in 2015. Meanwhile, 1.3 million people died. That's a net loss of almost 300,000 people.<p>New data released by UBS makes the trend …

Bill Nye explains what would happen if all the Earth's ice melted

The complex science behind climate change isn't easy to understand, but when Bill Nye the Science Guy explains it, somehow all the facts make sense.<p>In this video posted by AsapScience on Wednesday, Nye reveals that melting sea ice due to warmer weather affects the habitats of marine animals such as …

14 photographs that reveal the beautiful symmetry of life on Earth

The Best and Worst Ways Humans Deal With Shit

There could be 9.9 billion people in the world by 2050. Such a population explosion would strain many of the Earth’s resources — crops, water, …

Sustainability

The States Gaining And Losing The Most Migrants -- And Money

When comparing the health of state economies, we usually look at employment and incomes. Another critical indicator worth closer attention is where Americans choose to move, and the places they are leaving.<p>American history has been shaped by migration, from England to the Eastern seaboard, and …

Italy's Tremble-Prone Geology Shakes the Economy

Last month's earthquake that wiped an entire medieval hilltop village is the third major tremor of its kind to shake Italy in about seven years. The …

Mapped: The world's most overcrowded cities

Some of our most densely populated cities are featured in a new documentary series 'World's Busiest Cities', on BBC Two. The latest episode revealed that Hong Kong, Asia's trading hub, is one of the most cramped, but it is only the sixth most crowded city.<p>Here we list the world's ten most densely …

Not all Asians are the same—here's why thinking that way hurts them

Throughout college at the University of California at Irvine, Savenaca Gasaiwai was used to being the only Pacific Islander in his classes.<p>In 2013, …

Photographing the end of Colombia's Guerrilla Warfare

Colombian government and leftists FARC rebels have reached a deal on a bilateral cease-fire. Daily life in a FARC guerrilla camp midst historic …

South America

Lynsey Addario, Photojournalist - Brief but Spectacular | PBS NewsHour

<b>JUDY WOODRUFF:</b> Finally, to another of our Brief But Spectacular episodes, where we ask interesting people to describe their passion.<p>Earlier, we heard …

Pictures of the Week 8.18.16

Jammu and Kashmir

Why I put myself in danger to tell the stories of Gaza

When Ameera Harouda hears the sounds of bombs or shells, she heads straight towards them. "I want to be there first because these stories should be …

From Vietnam to Los Angeles: Photographer who captured iconic image on one road sees end of another

Nick Ut stood on a road in a village just outside of Saigon when he spotted the girl — naked, scorched by napalm and screaming as she ran. He raised his camera and snapped the photo that changed his life.<p>Almost a half century later, Ut is driving east of Los Angeles International Airport, past the …

Former U.S. Commanders Take Increasingly Dim View of War on ISIS

It’s a most peculiar war: rarely has the U.S. been killing so many while risking so few. The U.S. is beating ISIS handily, judging by Vietnam’s …

War

6 Photojournalists on Conflict, Loss, and Redemption

“A death unrecorded is a death forgotten,” says photojournalist Joao Silva in <i>Conflict</i>, a redfitz miniseries about the drive, the loss, and the …

Nicholas Kipyegon Koech: From goat herder to musician

In Transmara, Narok County is Dikir Nicosounds Band, which has established itself as an entertainment force to reckon with.<p>Headed by Nicholas …

Saving Africa's elephants isn't just a 'white man's job'

Kenyan conservationist Paula Kahumbu leads a new generation of Africans who are taking control of their environmental future<p>In the cool and serene area of Karen, near Nairobi, in the offices of the conservation organisation she has built, Paula Kahumbu eats chicken and rice and talks about a …

Endangered Species

Democratization of design in emerging marketsThere’s something interesting happening in West Africa. Known for its fashion sense and style, exuberantly patterned textiles dominate men’s and women’s...

There’s something interesting happening in West Africa. Known for its fashion sense and style, exuberantly patterned textiles dominate men’s and …

Inside Story - How can food security in Africa be achieved?

Volkswagen targets East Africa with Kenya car assembly plant | Reuters

NAIROBI (Reuters) - Volkswagen’s (VOWG_p.DE) will resume producing cars in Kenya by the end of the year as it looks to sell more vehicles across the East African region.<p>An employee stands behind the counter at a Volkswagen service center for the German automaker located in the Sydney suburb of …

Water is Life: A Kenyan’s Story of Hope Unearths the Impact of the Replenish Africa Initiative

<i>The Coca-Cola Africa Foundation’s Replenish Africa Initiative (RAIN) has given safe drinking water to 2.4 million Africans. 23,000 are women in the</i> …

Kenya to Focus on Counter-Radicalization to Combat Extremism

Kenya’s government introduced a new strategy to combat extremism that will add counter-radicalization and prevention measures to its existing …

White males still dominate top management positions in South Africa

Just over 70% of top management positions in the Eastern Cape are occupied by white male, employment equity roadshows heard in East London and Port …