The Paris climate summit was historic as a political achievement but it's not clear how and when the hard problems of emission cuts and climate finance get tackled.
A protest outside the National Shooting Sports Foundation in Newtown, Connecticut, March 28 2013.
Thanks to a funding ban passed two years ago, the CDC and other federal groups that study health have been avoiding gun violence research.
Church members wait to hear Hillary Clinton speak, December 1 2015.
Donald Trump is Protestant, Bernie Sanders is Jewish and Ted Cruz is a Southern Baptist. But do such religious affiliations mean anything?
Severe floods in Chennai. How should developing countries hold richer countries to financial commitments to adapt to climate change?
How to ensure rich countries will live up to their promises of money and carbon emissions cuts? Developing countries need to look to the Allies' unified strategy in World War II.
Kasich, Bush, Rubio, Trump, Carson, Cruz, Fiorina and Paul before the debate held by Fox Business Network, November 10 2015.
Two political scholars evaluate the fourth GOP debate. This round was more about the issues, and less about the moderators.
The headquarters of The Boston Globe.
For a former Boston reporter, Spotlight evokes the thrill of hard-hitting, influential reporting.
A long way to go for $100 billion Green Climate Fund.
Rich countries are supposed to give $100 billion to developing countries in the upcoming Paris climate talks to deal with climate change. How much has been committed and how will this work?
Los Angeles looks abroad.
Unlike CEOs, mayors are enthusiastic imitators and intimate allies, rather than fierce competitors. On World Cities Day, how US mayors are looking abroad for inspiration to solve problems
Protestors took to the streets in Brussels to send a message.
New research shows texting combined with rising levels of youth unemployment were primary drivers of the unrest that has unsettled Europe.
Liberal Party leader Justin Trudeau greets supporters.
Canada's new leader is young. He promises change. He supports the XL Pipeline and promised US$46 billion in infrastructure spending to boost the Canadian economy. Here's what else you should know.
You’d be in bad shape if your cells couldn’t fix DNA issues that arise.
Cells must repair the thousands of bits of DNA damage they incur every day. These cellular mechanisms fend off cancerous tumors, and cancer researchers are working to harness their power.
Obama makes a statement about the shootings in Oregon on Oct. 1, 2015.
Researchers explain why gun violence is a public health emergency, why parent often underestimate how easily their kids could access a gun – and why we know so little about how to solve this problem.
Now comes the hard part.
After two years of negotiations, the UN Sustainable Development goals will be adopted today. How can society and government actually end poverty and achieve other lofty goals?
Jimmy Carter, August 20 2015.
Former President Carter has displayed the "class" that Trump so often talks about but rarely practices in his public and private life.
Can negotiators in Paris get a hit?
The UN climate talks in Bonn last week left many key issues unresolved, creating big challenges for forging a global deal in Paris later this year that would avert the worst effects of climate change.
A chaotic traffic jam chokes the Nigerian coastal capital Lagos.
The fact that businesses cannot accurately calculate the cost of doing business in Nigeria because of corruption makes them jittery.But it doesn't mean Nigeria is more corrupt than any other country.
Bonn in June: just a few steps away from the big show in Paris later this year.
It's pledge season: countries are beginning to submit carbon reduction commitments for the Paris climate talks later this year. What's the US doing and can it meet its targets?
Hiroshima, August 6 1945, and Nagasaki, August 9 1945.
From the air and on the ground: the reporters who told the HIroshima and Nagasaki stories to the American public.
Microsoft’s CEO hopes Windows 10 is his hero moment.
Satya Nadella hopes he can do with Windows 10 what Bill Gates managed to do with Windows 95 almost 20 years ago.
Supporters of the Affordable Care Act celebrate after the Supreme Court upheld the law in a 6-3 vote at the Supreme Court in Washington June 25 2015.
Meaningful insurance coverage, access to health care and costs were problems before King v Burwell and are still problems today.