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Political and technical problems have sunk a mega-plan for huge banks of solar plants in the Middle East and Africa to power Europe with clean desert sunlight.
Here's a quick look ahead at what might be in store for tropical forests in 2015.
Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences 11/17/14
A team of researchers at Harvard is now trying to asses the risks of solar geoengineering.
Center for Study of the Drone 09/08/14
Why are we so terrified and at the same time fascinated by drones? The Center for Study of the Drone brings a report that reflects on the important and controversial role that drones are currently playing.
The Lancet Global Health 08/28/14
Gender inequality is a strong driver of HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, and malaria. How can we reach out to women to correct this imbalance and save lives?
Carnegie Council announces its second annual International Student Photography Contest. This year's theme is "Fairness and Its Opposite."
Stanford Social Innovation Review 08/11/14
An ethical framework can connect the worlds of start-up technology and international development to strengthen cross-sector innovation in the social sector.
What would you like to see happen during this century to make the world a better place? That's the question for Carnegie Council's sixth annual student/teacher essay contest. The sky's the limit! Deadline: January 5, 2015.
Peter Hille 06/18/14
After five years of political turmoil and economic standstill, Madagascar is poised for recovery. The new democratic government wants to restore rule of law, tackle poverty, and foster growth.
Creative Time 06/17/14
Photographer Fyodor Savintsev documents the landscape and crumbling Soviet irrigation system of Kyrgyzstan, a country at the heart of water conflicts in Central Asia.
Scott R. Miller
Environmental Defense Fund 05/21/14
As a member of the EDF Climate Corps, Scott Miller was able to squeeze even more efficiency out of the lights and fountains of Las Vegas.
Wildlife Conservation Society 05/13/14
A potent combo of tactics is saving Thai tigers: science, government-NGO partnership, new technologies, judiciary enforcement, and honor for the brave and fallen park rangers.
Devin T. Stewart
Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs 05/05/14
A new generation of reformers is bringing change to Japan, a country often described as stagnant, glacial, and arthritic.
World Bank 03/27/14
A country's destiny follows the learning curve of its children. If all students in poor countries were taught basic reading skills, 171 million people could be lifted out of poverty.
Marc Bamuthi Joseph
Creative Time 03/25/14
It would be wise for the environmental movement to use the arts as a vessel for kindling empathy and inspiration in historically disenfranchised communities.