Australia's Great Northern Savannas are the largest and most intact ecosystem of their kind on Earth. But they still face pressure from grazing, mining and agricultural expansion.
Recent floods in southeast Louisiana were the most severe U.S. natural disaster since 2012's Hurricane Sandy. Suburban sprawl and slow execution of flood control projects worsened the damage.
Koala numbers in parts of Australia are in decline as they move from development of their land. But they can learn to take safer routes if they are built as part of the urban design.
Ecuador is known for promoting the 'Buen Vivir' development policy agenda. But the state's response to a recent earthquake brought its commitment into question.
It's important to interrogate the key factors that pushed countries from Third World to First World status in the 20th century. Asia's experiences hold many lessons for Africa.
Some believe children who are first-generation learners with illiterate parents are not capable of greatness. But some of the cleverest, most committed and most creative children come from slum areas.
African countries such as Ghana are leading the way in budget transparency with what is known as "citizen budgets".
Sub-Saharan Africa has seen widespread economic growth since 1995. But increased agricultural productivity is needed to translate that growth into poverty reduction.
Adults who had a low birthweight or were undernourished as young children are more likely to experience high blood pressure and obesity.
Many women in developing countries spend hours every day fetching water for their families. Reducing the burden of water work will improve their health and welfare.
Even if the price of iron ore remains low, Australia is still well placed to benefit from this resource in the future.
To benefit from the digital revolution, the world needs more than just connectivity.
Students of the social and political sciences can benefit enormously from being taught literature, short stories and watching artistic feature films.
State-owned companies are not generally needed to provide goods. Rather, they are needed to provide the foundation for a well-functioning economy and a healthy, well-informed populace.
Monetary policy since the financial crisis has flooded the market with cheap capital. A rate rise will reverse this and put developing economies at risk.
On a recent trip to Zimbabwe, Xi Jinping announced $60bn in development funding. It's an incredibly ambitious project.
With US$60 billion in new deals announced, Beijing might look like it has the continent wrapped up.
More than thirty gigantic infrastructure projects threaten Africa's environment without offering economic benefits.
Do companies really mean it when they talk about being socially responsible? Judging by their mission statements and homepages, it seems increasingly that resources firms do, but many retailers don't.
Funding for South African higher education is inadequate considering past inequalities. Even more alarming is the fact that plans for research development and innovation in science remain elusive.