The greed and corruption of a small clique are now turning Sarawak's rainforests into a monoculture of oil palms and hydropower reservoirs. Lukas Straumann documents the local politics, international complicity and desperate resistance in the struggle over one of the world's last paradises.
Human beings with all of our promise and ingenuity are causing irreversible havoc upon the delicate natural systems that sustain all life. This is only a doomsday scenario if people choose to do nothing about it.
Tayyip Erdogan, a Turkish politician, recently claimed that Muslims discovered America before Columbus. It's a pretty stupid statement -- "we discovered America" -- and one that people and groups continue to make.
Many of our Native communities have likewise been peppered with many incidents of police forces -- primarily consisting of outsiders -- that commit bad acts and abuse their powers. You are not alone. We're praying, thinking and focused on the situation in Ferguson and elsewhere.
It is clear that Nicaragua, as the poorest country in Central America and the second poorest in the Western hemisphere, is in need of economic development. But what should development efforts look like?
"Mascotism," as we might name the use of terms, stereotypes, and images, touches on the very difficult issue of colonialism, domination and racism that is so deeply entrenched in American history and society.
Since Jan. 1, 2013, The Pollination Project has been giving daily micro grants to emerging projects and inspiring people all over the world. Here are the extraordinary people and projects that our Daily Giving Community is honored to support this week.
When I was born in an Indigenous Limbu village of Eastern Nepal, no one had heard of climate change. It was impossible, then, for anyone in the village to imagine that I might one day speak at the United Nations during a Climate Summit.
When my dad says it, it's endearing. When I see it on the back of a jersey, it's irritating. Yes, I'm talking about the word "Redskins" and no, I'm not particularly troubled if that's a double standard.
Our future is in peril and the changing climate is a key indicator. Scientists warn us that global warming is spiraling out of control which is why we need to see immediate action now. Preserving the Amazon basin is essential for humanity's survival.
European Civil Society Organizations staged a protest in front of the World Bank Group office in Brussels on Thursday to protest the weakening of environmental and social safeguards by the institution.
As part of the opening of the Festival of Indigenous Cultures of Mexico City, "Huicholes: The Last Peyote Guardians" was screened last week in the Zócalo, in the historic heart of the city, with 3,000 people attending.