A sense of worldwide-family leads Allyson and I to consider the festivals as celebrations of the global love tribe at the dawn of a planetary civilization. Creativity is at the spiritual center.
Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. @@ Censoring South Florida Sea Level Rise - maybe state employees aren't allowed ...
In spite of these efforts, there is one resource that Brazil is ignoring: its consumers. Provided with the right information, and engaged at the right time, millions of consumers could help stem Brazil's water crisis by saving water and electricity.
Financial inclusion helps lift people out of poverty and can help speed economic development. It can draw more women into the mainstream of economic activity, harnessing their contributions to society. And it will help governments provide more efficient delivery of services to their people by streamlining transfers and cutting administrative costs.
Solving São Paulo's water crisis will require drastic short-term actions. But for other cities in which growth is out of sync with water supplies, one relatively simple strategy can go a long way toward avoiding a similar crisis: employing nature as an ally. Cities that invest in protecting their watersheds can achieve three goals.
On March 9 Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff signed a new law that criminalizes femicide, the gender-motivated killing of women, and sets tougher penalties for those responsible for such crimes.
It's an emerging market within an emerging market. Entrepreneurs who can deliver high-quality basic services on the cheap are rushing to meet the pent-up demands of Brazil's 112 million lower- and middle-class consumers.
It's time to start planning your summer break, but make sure you head to the season's best spots.
The ongoing and seemingly widening scandal plaguing Petrobras is beginning to cause fissures in Brazil's political system. New evidence suggests that the ruling political party may have been much more involved than once thought.
This weekend in Selma, I marched across the Edmund Pettus Bridge. I marched, and I saw people from every community acknowledging and revering each other with love. I'm not an isolated activist. I'm one of many, one of many.
watching Brazil try to design, finance and implement massive social programs for its most disenfranchised citizens has turned my focus to a similar era in American history, the 1960s, and especially the presidency of Lyndon B. Johnson (1963-1969).
Land is the very heart of the agrarian culture of Brazil and the rest of the world. Agrarian reform, giving land to the landless, is by far the most vital ecological and social priority of the Earth's people.
Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. @@ You Can Believe the Senator With a Snowball OR ... After Senator James Inhofe ...
The oil price plunge since last June has been deemed, overall, as a boon for the global economy. However, that depends on where one stands as a producer or user, as illustrated here with the divergence of impacts on BRICS economies.
The city of São Paulo in Brazil is home to hundreds of museums and galleries. Browsing through neighborhoods such as Pinheiros, Jardim Paulista, or my favorite Vila Madalena, you are sure to find a space that meets your cultural desires.
Countries that have invested in girls' education and removed legal barriers that prevent women from achieving their potential are now seeing the benefits. But for countries to leave poverty behind, both men and women need to get to equal and push the frontiers of equal opportunities even further. To get there, we need to tackle three issues.