China's Polluted Soil and Water Will Drive Up World Food Prices

Hong Kong meat meat and fish market. CREDIT: db0yd13 (CC).

The world's most populous country will be increasingly reliant on food imports, and the consequences will be global.  > More

Innovations

What Makes a City Great? It’s not the Liveability but the Loveability

People celebrating "Raahgiri Day," a car-free and pollution-free day in the streets of New Delhi, India.
CREDIT: Nidhi Gulati and Manisha Balani from Project for Public Spaces.

Irene Pedruelo

A conversation about cities, suburbs, and the consequences of exporting the "Western" city model to the world with Ethan Kent, senior vice president of Project for Public Spaces.

Commentary

Human Rights—Help or Hindrance to Combating Climate Change?

CREDIT: Jed Sullivan (CC).

The human rights framework risks perpetuating a flawed development model that is the root of the problem.

Commentary

Why Climate Change Divestment Will Not Work

Fossil fuel free rally celebrated in Edinburgh last February. CREDIT: Friends of the Earth Scotland (CC).

Scott Wisor

Instead of devoting scarce resources toward a divestment campaign, Scott Wisor argues we need to direct attention to the more urgent and effective task of placing a price on carbon.

Commentary

The Secret of Singapore's Success

Well wishes to beloved Mr Lee Kuan Yew, Singapore. CREDIT: Shutterstock

Stavros N. Yiannouka

Stavros N. Yiannouka highlights the heavy investment in education that remains a key part of Lee Kuan Yew's legacy.

Commentary

The Truth About Medical Consent

CREDIT: Toca Boca (CC).

Daniel Sokol

Daniel Sokol asks how doctors can balance the imperatives of providing full information and maintaining hope.

Innovations

The Smartification of Humanitarian Response

Emergency support to the Victorian flood relief effort (Australia). CREDIT: Australian Department of Defense (CC).

Moses Sitati

The "data revolution" is underway, ushering a smart era of humanitarian and development work.

Innovations

When Restrictions Apply

CREDIT: Shutterstock

Why general funding for non-profit organizations is the future of innovation.

Commentary

Not Free Vaccines, Mr. Gates, Just Sustainably-priced Ones

CREDIT: Shutterstock

Sara Crager

Recent comments made by Bill Gates publicly criticizing Doctors without Borders for calling for reductions in the prices of new vaccines leads to public outcry.



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