Russia is attempting to claim more of the Arctic seabed, an area rich in oil, gas and minerals. It's also expanding shipping and reopening Arctic bases. Here are two things the US can do about it now.
Because Brazil's economic prosperity in the last two decades is increasingly linked to the Amazon's good health, restoring the country's economy is a critical first step toward ending deforestation.
The dire conditions that brought waves of Cubans to the US in the 1980s and 1990s are again escalating on the communist island, provoked by Trump-era sanctions and the COVID-19 pandemic.
Even when the economy is strong, these young adults face economic hardship.
The world's first futures market for water launched in California in December. Two commodities experts explain how it works, what the potential problems are and why there's no reason to freak out.
India and South Africa are pressing the World Trade Organization to waive patent rights to help ramp up vaccine production. There's a better solution.
It's meant to stop something known as 'carbon leakage,' but the solution has economic, legal and environmental consequences.
Nursing homes have struggled through COVID-19 deaths and lockdowns. Giving nurses more quality time with patients can help them win back trust.
Usually, companies use this power to secure financial benefits for themselves, such as tax or regulation relief. But increasingly, they're using it for social causes as well.
GDP only measures economic growth – not inequality, poverty or unpaid work like elder care. So researchers in the Netherlands developed a new way for governments to see how people are actually doing.
Modern supply chains have become very efficient, but that means disruptions of any kind can lead to delays and shortages.
Right now, the nation is almost entirely dependent on other countries for minerals that are used in everything from wind turbines to strike fighters and satellites.
Before the container was standardized, loading and unloading goods was very labor-intensive, inefficient and costly.
Crowd size matters. When football games had thousands of fans in attendance, COVID-19 case numbers tended to spike within three weeks.
The corporate tax was created on the principle that people and companies should be taxed based on what they receive in benefits – and US corporations have received an awful lot.
NFTs are made the same way as crypto coins, but where every crypto coin is like every other, each NFT is a unique digital item – from images to sound files to text.
To increase renewable energy use, the Biden administration wants the US to go from seven offshore wind turbines today to enough to power 10 million homes within a decade.
Tech companies' use of dual-class share structures to keep control in the hands of founders and other insiders gives a handful of people power over enormous swaths of American life.
A review of some cases offers a window into why very few civil sexual harassment claims make it to trial.
With adaptive design, infrastructure is ready to be expanded in the future. It's working for the Dutch.
Although it covers only about 6,000 workers, the election could result in the first unionized Amazon facility in the US and have broader ramifications for the labor movement.
CEOs, including at oil companies and airlines, are relying on trees and oceans to capture and store carbon for them, but the numbers don't add up.
Robinhood's trading app uses features commonly found in video games and casinos to make investing more fun, which also obscures the real risks involved.
Dozens of prosperous countries save billions of dollars and hours annually by not requiring residents to fill out tax returns, so what is the United States waiting for?
Surveys suggest people trust companies more than government and the media, showing they have an important role in helping end the pandemic.