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How the Refugee Backlash Might Topple Merkel

Alex Gorlach | Posted 10.21.2015 | World
Alex Gorlach

As the refugee crisis in Europe continues to grow, the political costs are becoming manifest. Merkel's chancellorship now depends on Erdoğan and Horst Seehofer, leader of the conservative Christian Social Union of Bavaria. That doesn't bode well for her. Meanwhile, the right is gaining strength throughout Europe.

In Istanbul, a Tiny Green Space Is Worth Fighting for

OnEarth | Posted 08.20.2013 | Green

The heart of modern Istanbul, the Beyoglu district, with its steeply sloping streets and commercial avenues, is a virtual desert of concrete and stone.