What happens when an entire society succumbs to childlike behavior and discourse?
Our social institutions and politics suffer from a collective arrested development – and our relationship to technology has only exacerbated this trend.
The Carr Fire tears through Shasta, California, July 26, 2018.
AP Photo/Noah Berger
Climate change, development, past forest management policies and current firefighting practices are creating conditions for large, costly wildfires.
Survivors of the dam disaster take refuge at a temporary shelter in Laos’s Attapeu province.
ABC Laos News/EPA
Images of the aftermath of the Xepian-Xe Nam Noy dam collapse in Laos went around the world. But many other dam projects harm locals and the environment in less visible ways.
A new Parramatta is emerging out of the rubble of history.
Artist's impression of the new North Parramatta development/URBANGROWTH NSW/AAP
Sydney's Parramatta is developing fast, building over a rich archaeological history. Finding ways to retain it can help visitors and residents feel a sense of physical connection with those who came before.
The fires tore through Mati, effectively sweeping it from the map.
The fires tearing through the Athens region are not an act of God, but a direct result of corruption and systematic disregard for the law.
Fighting wildfires with air tankers, like this one dropping fire retardant on the Willow Fire in California on September 2, 2015, is expensive and not always effective.
A perfect storm of climate, forestry, development and fire management trends are driving up the costs of fighting wildfires.
The endangered Sierra Nevada bighorn sheep.
As attempts to water down the Endangered Species Act have accelerated, public support for the act has stayed high. Then why do politicians keep trying to weaken the act?
Wildland firefighters, like this crew heading into New Mexico’s Gila National Forest, in 2012, are equipped and operate differently from urban firefighters.
USFS Gila National Forest
A historian of wildfires explains the difference between urban and rural fire cultures, and what it means for protecting communities in fire-prone rural areas.
Kim Jong-un and Moon Jae-in embrace during the groundbreaking summit between the North and South Korean leaders earlier this year.
South Korean president's office handout
North Korea's infrastructure is in dire need of expansion and modernisation. This is where the South can help.
The Viva Tech Fair took place in May 2018 in Paris, showcasing innovation in Africa. The continent’s fablabs, driven by digital tools and collaborative dynamics, are shaking up traditional foundations.
The committee has laid out a far-reaching and highly practical work program for regional development.
A new parliamentary report has taken an informed and sensible approach to developing regional Australia, without simply focusing on the contentious issue of decentralisation.
Garden roofs (like these in Chengdu, in China’s Sichuan province) need maintenance and community involvement.
Dense, high buildings limit the space available for urban greenery. But imaginative projects that involve the community can ensure nature and the city go hand in hand.
A poverty index is revealing new insights about deprivation in South Africa.
A newish method called the multidimensional poverty index is revealing new insights into the South Africa's poverty.
Malian migrant Mamoudou Gassama met French president Emmanuel Macron on May 22, 2018. He was officially given French citizenship soon after.
What is a hero? If President Macron really likes heroes, shouldn’t he revise his idea of what he calls “economic migrants”?
A women’s savings club in Nigeria.
If programs don’t challenge the structural causes of gender inequality, microfinance will just continue to reinforce poverty and inequality.
John Swanepoel / shutterstock
But often these new 'forests' have only grown thanks to increased deforestation abroad.
Many young South African mothers who deserve to get the child support grant are excluded.
Timor-Leste returns to the polls on Saturday to elect a parliament for the second time in the past year.
Timor-Leste's vibrant democracy is seen as a bright light in a troubled region, but political instability could threaten the progress it has made.
At a construction site in New Delhi, workers are exposed to mosquito repellent.
The spread of infectious diseases such as chikungunya is closely linked to urban mobility, yet small Indian cities could play a crucial role in the resilience process.
Great growth is possible if small-scale farmers are taken seriously.
South Africa's land reform programme will fail if it continues to neglect smallholder farming.