Climate change is a serious threat now for poor people in developing countries, but the COP24 conference in Poland offered them little hope of near-term emissions cuts or economic aid.
Sovereign access to the Pacific would bring Bolivia significant economic benefits.
The United Nations Declaration on sustainable development stresses "leaving no-one behind," but what about the factors that cause many to be behind in the first place?
In the fight against cholera, new research in the DRC suggests that the rehabilitation of water networks would be more sustainable than other interventions whose effectiveness is debatable.
Americans are spending almost three and a half hours on their phones and tablets every day, twice the amount just five years ago. A behavioral scientist offers a few tips on how to take control.
Children in countries like South Korea and Russia are more obedient, while American kids tend to be more self-indulgent.
African countries are sure to face more flooding in the future, they need to adapt or risk loosing the progress that's already been made
When the Aral Sea dried up, it was called the "world's worst environmental disaster". We're witnessing its equivalent in Africa.
The long shadows of Cambodia’s edifices of wealth and progress conceal a deeper darkness.
Standing 240m tall, the Statue of Unity celebrates India's development. But jarringly, it towers over a divisive and environmentally damaging dam project.
The rental housing market in Nairobi’s informal settlements offers its tenant households a perverse market outcome of higher prices for lower quality products
The global poverty plot is thicker than what the World Bank would have us believe.
We know from research children benefit from two years of preschool, rather than one. Universal access to preschool would also return benefits to the economy, and help parents with childcare costs.
The UK's plans for post-Brexit trade and investment in Africa are pint-sized by the standards of other major players.
Increased use of renewable energies could help curb climate change, but the water required for their production has dispossessed rural Guatemalans.
Uncontrolled growth at the expense of the environment will severely exacerbate the impacts of climate change. As shown with tragic floods in India, our cities are not prepared for extreme events.
Pollution is killing people in the developing world at an alarming rate. While there are many reasons for this, one looms large: China.
As Toronto hurtles towards its population dense future, the making of significant green communities for its waterfront needs to be urgently considered.
Our social institutions and politics suffer from a collective arrested development – and our relationship to technology has only exacerbated this trend.
Climate change, development, past forest management policies and current firefighting practices are creating conditions for large, costly wildfires.