How a desert became a carbon sink zone
When we think about the deserts of the world, water abundance is one of the last things that come to mind. But that might change for the Taklamakan…
Why developing countries should create more formal jobs
For many workers in low-income countries, obtaining a job in a factory in the formal sector is a significant improvement. For example, Dao Thi Sen…
What made Greece turn down a euro holiday?
For the entire first half of this year, since the far-left, anti-austerity Syriza party came to power in January, the Greek saga virtually…
Star spice in Vietnam’s forests
Star spice in Vietnam's forests Business training for farmers in Vietnam is adding spice to their harvest – and encouraging them to form producer…
New Zealand: Mana Party supports Labour’s anti-Chinese campaign
In an attempt to whip up xenophobia, the Maori nationalist party asserted that “people of Asian descent are buying too many…
France cancels Mistral helicopter-carrier sales to Russia
The canceling of the warship sale to Russia represents a humiliating defeat for Paris and the French military-industrial…
WFP Responds To Myanmar Floods, 82,000 People Provided With Food So Far
BANGKOK – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) is working to deliver food to more than 200,000 people in the most flood-affected parts of…
Puerto Rico Crisis Goes From Bad to Worse
Puerto Rico's economic crisis has only gotten worse in the month since Gov. Alejandro García Padilla told the New York Times  the  island's $72…
The Big-Ag-Fueled Algae Bloom That Won’t Leave Toledo’s Water Supply Alone
The citizens of Toledo, Ohio, have embarked upon their new summer ritual: stocking up on bottled water . For the second straight year, an enormous…
South Sudan government denies ‘starvation’ aid blockade
Juba (AFP) - South Sudan's army on Wednesday dismissed as "propaganda" rebel claims of a food blockade aimed at starving them into submission ahead…
Israeli forces arrest eight Palestinians across West Bank
Israeli forces detained at least eight Palestinians from across the occupied West Bank overnight Tuesday, local sources and the Israeli army said.…
Six killed, 31 wounded in Cairo bus crash
Six people were killed and 31 wounded when a passenger bus flipped over on a highway south of Cairo, the latest in near daily road accidents plaguing…