Regions / Africa
The Afars, a tightly knit Muslim minority in one of the most inhospitable corners of Africa, are determined to keep their home and the culture that sustains them.
Without concrete, enforceable emissions targets and transition financing, the Paris climate talks will only deepen our climate crisis.
The U.S. military has built an extensive archipelago of African outposts, transforming the continent into a laboratory for a new kind of war.
So far, UN climate change conferences have sidestepped the real business of keeping fossil fuels in the ground.
Even as governments set climate targets, they're working hard to expand the extractive global economy with measures that could deepen the climate crisis.
"Back in my youth, we imagined that lumbering dinosaurs like Russia and China and the European Union would endure regardless of the global convulsions taking place around them."
I'm collecting soil samples from every country in the world. Call it an effort to find common ground (literally).
Thousands of Eritreans are marooned in this desolate corner of the Horn of Africa.
Gross National Happiness, which had its origins in Bhutan, has caught on with political scientists.
Time to cull the herd: America's sprawling global footprint encourages military confrontation, makes host countries into targets, and costs taxpayers a fortune.