The aid response in the western Burmese state has been tricky since two bouts of communal violence between Rakhine Buddhists and the minority Rohingya Muslims in June and October 2012 resulted in more than 140,000 people -- mostly Rohingyas -- being forced to flee to camps.
While we work to reduce the long-term influence of carbon dioxide on earth's temperature and climate, we also need to pay attention to the short-lived pollutants. The lives and livelihoods of millions of people will benefit.
While the problems that flow from the mining and burning of coal are increasingly well known, the history of coal shipping accidents is less well documented.
Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. How unusual has the weather been? No one event is "caused" by climate change, but global warming, which is predicted to increase unusual, extreme weather, is having a daily effect on weather, worldwide.
The world is aflame. Religious minorities are among those who suffer most from increasing conflict. Pakistan is one of the worst homes for non-Muslims. The U.S. government should designate that nation as a "Country of Particular Concern" for failing to protect religious liberty, the most basic right of conscience.
A new government has taken office in India a couple of months ago, a government that was voted in to majority on the backs of a coalescence of Hindu support, the first ever instance in the country's history.
Last week, at the invitation of my friend Muhammad Yunus, I traveled to Bangladesh, a truly humbling and inspiring experience. I met so many incredible people struggling to improve their country and their lives.
Kenya is too important to fail. The government knows it, and so donor governments. So its dependence on foreign aid will also continue. Let us hope that Kenya does not become part of the African Confederation of Failed States.
How Modi uses his mandate leaves the fate of India's future energy mix precariously perched between 19th century fossil fuels and modern clean energy technology.
What makes one country better prepared for change than another?
We achieve success at Connecther.org when our stakeholders achieve success. Azmina Karim, a young woman from Bangladesh who is passionate about uplifting the voices of women and girls in her country, is one such stakeholder.
Tomorrow, April 25, I will be back in Dhaka, the capital of Bangladesh, 43 years after the intense and dramatic events that shaped my youth.
The real reason we're doing this ride is the same reason we chose careers focused on global environmental issues: We're fascinated by our planet, and we want to explore it in order to better understand it and meet the people with whom we share it.
The factory collapse was a horrific reminder of how important it is to support companies that make treating workers fairly a priority. That means taking more responsibility as consumers.
Disasters -- man-made or natural -- happen frequently. It is important that we figure out effective ways to engage the donor community, beyond just a mass media appeal.
To be sure, leftists don't want to encourage the political right which has its own opportunistic and underhanded agenda in the Middle East. Yet, by sweeping controversy under the rug and not engaging in key debates, the left opens itself up for attack.