Unlike napalm, which immediately scalded its victims, Agent Orange kills and maims slowly over time, its effects passed down through generations.
U.S. Army Operations in Vietnam R.W. Trewyn, Ph.D/Wikimedia
The use of Agent Orange in Vietnam had deep impacts, including a poisoned water supply, birth defects and cancer. Despite decades of attempted litigation, justice for spraying victims seems unlikely.
When this is home, bad weather can make a bad situation much worse.
Extreme weather is hard enough for those with a home. But imagine losing everything you own in a storm - that's the experience of many homeless people forced to live out in the open during wild weather.
Senior Master Sgt. Robert Shelle/EPA
The widespread discussion as to whether the Hurricane Harvey disaster was caused by climate change or not is a dangerous distraction from the real issues.
The stronger the better?
EPA/Jim Lo Scalzo
The ability to acknowledge and display vulnerability is well-known hallmark of strong leadership. Why do we still reject it when we see it?
How resilient are we?
Our complex modern society is very vulnerable to everything from the attack in France to power failures. The good news is we can fix this.
Our response to terrorism.
The root cause of our vulnerability is the structure of the global economy: highly interconnected, complex and filled with turbulence.
Joyce Mitchell appears in court in Plattsburgh, New York on July 28 2015.
When it comes to their targets and tactics, inmates follow a predictable pattern.
Marlgu Billabong in Australia’s Kimberley region, which new research nominates as a smart place to invest in conservation.
As the dust settles on the latest Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report on the science of climate change, the obvious question is: what do we do next? Our research, published in Nature…