There is nothing inevitable about gun violence. And while the scandalously high rates of murder in both Brazil and South Africa are treated by many as "normal," there are encouraging signs of change. Targeted crime prevention measures and public health interventions pursued in both countries are cause for cautious optimism.
To declare that the electorate is now "divided" implies that it was previously "united." This, to say the least, is a strange way of describing what has historically been one of the most unequal countries in the entire world.
This is part 1 of a four-part article series "Cultivating Climate Justice" which tells the stories of community groups on the frontlines of the pollut...
Starting his first business at the age of 15, Paul Malicki, CMO of taxi booking app, Easy Taxi, learned the value of hard work at such a young age and shares the importance of finding your passion as soon as possible and try not to follow the herd to carve your own career.
In an economy with labor shortages and aspirations of rising worker purchasing power, productive activities would be strengthened by the availability of cheaper local consumer goods and equipment, as wage and investment costs would be lower.
There are some things that are very meaningful and happen when you least expect it. I guess, like angels, some people just sweep into your life and leave imprints that give you a little bit of understanding, and it is for us to learn from it, and pass it along. I know there wasn't much that I did for the boy on the bus but there was a lot that he did for me.
Since the late 1990s, Forest Trends has been working with indigenous partners to develop and test financing mechanisms that not only meet the rigors of western accounting but respect and reinforce the rights of indigenous people.
Brazil's macroeconomic management will face four major immediate challenges in the near future. The response to them will be strengthened if we could have some indication of how to steer the Brazilian economy back to a growth route.
In the long term, Brazil Child Health aspires to scale its proven methodology, making it available globally to break the cycle of misery and poverty that impacts so many families facing serious health and social barriers.
Now that both presidents have more conservative congresses with which to contend, what is the realistic scope of a refreshed bilateral agenda, and how will Brazil help to advance it?
While welcoming this sense of urgency, tightly knit coalitions of activists stand firm in the belief that communities on the frontlines of the climate crisis hold the real solutions in turning the rising tides -- not the corporate-driven UN agenda.
Where will you vacation in 2015?
Ari Phillips at Climate Progress. Three major companies - Cisco Systems, 3M, and Kimberly Clark - announced they will now give employees a deeply discounted way of buying or leasing solar panels for their homes. Sunny news, indeed!
This is a guest post by Valerie Wirtschafter, a Research Associate in the Latin America Studies Program at the Council on Foreign Relations. Valerie p...
On the triple border between Brazil, Venezuela, and Guyana lies one of the crown jewels of Canaima National Park. Mount Roraima is a 2-billion-year-old, 3,000+ meter high rock that served as inspiration for the wondrous landscape in the film Up.
During times of conflict and political or religious civil unrest, the power of the human spirit's capacity for non-violent protest and kindness still shines through.