Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. Daily Climate Change: Global Map of Unusual Temperatures, Apr 17 2014 How unusua...
Many homes today have a swimming pool, but how many homeowners can boast that they have a luxury infinity pool with the perfect view? Curious about wh...
Some people claim that coal is the answer to energy poverty. Coal does not alleviate but aggravates poverty. Here's trying to state and break some long-held myths on dirty energy forms.
Beyond being unfair to the third world, 'first world problems' also is cruel in that it offers no empathy to those in the first world suffering from problems we deem as 'third world problems.'
When I learned of Ginger Heller's new release, The Kid Who Beat Wall Street and Saved Africa, it piqued my interest... could a 12-year-old really pl...
The road to a comprehensive Nigerian nuclear energy program may encounter both specialist shortages and salary funding issues.
There may be no nation that can get things entirely right when it comes to Libya but one nation has shown an unnerving ability to get things wrong. Should that country really be the one in charge of the delicate process of building a cohesive security force to combat violent, fractious armed groups?
I've seen a lot of photographers traveling around Africa and shooting local tribes. But none of them talks much about the feelings and emotions they've experienced while being around probably the most isolated people on the planet and capturing their daily routine.
The Libyan people are disillusioned and have lost faith in their politicians to manage the country effectively. There is now a general sentiment that Libya has to urgently find an alternative way to fix the country or face pandemonium.
"I am afraid that, in South Africa, we have not done with our freedom what we said we were going to do. And that makes it now the worst of times because it is a great disillusion."
What the military will say to a reporter and what is said behind closed doors are two very different things -- especially when it comes to the U.S. military in Africa.
We as a society must start to realize that the practice of child marriage must cease to persist, for the sake of the future of these girls that are married to early. Child marriage is a cultural issue, but it is also a social justice issue and a national health issue in Nigeria.
One important piece of the puzzle can be summed up thus: Open budgets = transparent budget processes + open data + citizen engagement.
What I'd never fully gotten before this book is how knowledge could awaken feelings of intimacy. As I read Seeds of Hope, again and again I felt appreciation, gratitude and awe. And are these not feelings we associate with intimacy and even love?
Remembering is just the beginning. As we prepare to celebrate Passover next week, we pause to reflect upon the bitterness of tyranny, the taste of freedom and the universal longing for human dignity.
Most people, especially in the past, did not embark on certain initiatives or projects with a goal of becoming rich with money or power; instead, they were concerned about the well-being or empowerment of other people's lives.