Climate change is altering the smell of rosemary, affecting its quality and quantity.
As climatic conditions change, plants’ odours are altered, with direct consequences for pollination, especially by bees.
As the population of the world’s cities grows, so too does resource and energy use as well as waste generation. We can combat these issues with a circular economy that uses nature as a template.
Tourism, that quintessentially elitist pursuit, is now responsible for almost 8 percent of global CO₂ emissions.
In the face of climate change, the poorest are suffering from the excess emissions of CO₂ linked to the lifestyle of the richest. It is time to act, in the name of climate and social justice.
Sarah Kay, “The Type”.
Since 2011, Button Poetry has offered a large number of powerful poetic performances that reveal the plurality of individual stories in the United States.
Organic farmers are entrepreneurs who are sensitive to ecology, yet their convictions can sometimes seem counter-intuitive. New research indicates some surprising motivations.
Smoke billows from the eastern Syrian city of Deir Ezzor (2017). Impossible living conditions force people to migrate. It is time to collect a “destruction tax” on arms transactions ?
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Wars play a central role in increasing numbers of refugees worldwide. Is it time to think about a "destruction tax"?
A wall graffiti depicting Indian National Congress (INC) party leader Rahul Gandhi (L) and Prime Minister Narendra Modi of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in a tug of war over India, Mumbai on April 28, 2019.
Indranil MUKHERJEE / AFP
A spatial analysis of India’s election results shows a unique geographical footprint of the BJP vote and how its recent progression follows obvious geographic patterns.
On March 7, 2019, demonstrators gathered outside the National Assembly in Paris. The sign above reads “Deputies, please save the climate”. The one in front reads “Fossilise the future?”
By enacting a legislative framework to achieve carbon neutrality, France and the United Kingdom are making a difference in the fight against climate change.
Children in a Bangladesh slum.
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In many urban poor areas such as slums, programmes by governments and NGOs are established to help families and mitigate malnutrition. But are these effective?
According to the United Nations, the world’s population could reach 10 billion by 2050.
The UN's new global population projections include some surprises – in particular, that the global population in 2100 will be 3% less than they projected in 2017.
Enron: Once powerful, now gone.
Once-leading firms such as Chrysler, Citigroup, Dunlop and Nokia have one thing in common: they failed. While each case seems unique, research points to key processes that lead to corporate failures.
Barbie’s designer, Ruth Handler, at a 40th-anniversary party for the famous doll in New York.
2019 marks the 60th anniversary of the world's most famous doll, Barbie. It's an opportunity to look back at the journey of its creator, Ruth Handler, a visionary leader and model for women.
U.S. student debt is estimated at about $1,5 trillion.
Student loan defaults have risen sharply, and the number-one reason is deceptive and misleading practices by for-profit institutions.
Office of the Moody’s Corporation ratings agency.
Daniel J. Macy
Standard & Poor's, Moody's, and other ratings agencies have a long and storied history, but today they face significant criticism and the future of ratings themselves are under challenge.
A street vendor in Hanoi, Vietnam. Rather than being “helpless and hopeless”, many informal workers are self-reliant and ambitious.
The informal economy is often perceived negatively, yet recent research from developing and emerging countries indicate that the preconceptions that surround it are myths.
Franco-Moroccan author Leila Slimani (centre) with the president of the Goncourt prize, Bernard Pivot (third from right) and others at the 2017 Frankfurt Book Fair.
The influence of digital technology is most significant in how we experience culture and identity. Think about the use of streaming media.
The participants in the West Balkans conference pose for the group photo at the chancellery in Berlin on April 29, 2019.
Michael Sohn / POOL / AFP
What can be the road ahead for Kosovo and Serbia under the EU patronage?
The dangers of outdoor air pollution are now well known, but those related to the air we breathe at homes and at work are much less so, according to an international study.
Season 5 of
Black Mirror begins on June 5, 2019.
If "Black Mirror" is one of the most fascinating and disturbing series of the last ten years, it is because of its main character: technology.
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Despite efforts to encourage a shift to sustainable transportation, traffic congestion is often the focus of debates over mobility. Motorists endlessly demand more roads, but is this really a solution?