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Record Numbers Of People Risking Death For A Better Life

AP | PAUL SCHEMM | Posted 04.09.2014 | World

MELILLA, Spain (AP) — They perched atop a barbed-wire laced fence for more than seven hours, hands and feet bloodied, buffeted by chill winds whippi...

Why Should We Wake Up Before Dawn in Nebraska?

Anneli Rufus | Posted 04.01.2014 | Travel
Anneli Rufus

Nebraska's top tourist attraction, not just marginally topmost but winning by a cornfield-wide margin, is its 500,000 gangly-necked, golden-eyed, scarlet-scalped sandhill cranes.

The Largest Human Rights Movement in the East

John Feffer | Posted 03.03.2014 | World
John Feffer

In East-Central Europe prior to 1989, the faces of the human rights movement were the signatories of Charter 77 in Czechoslovakia, the dissident writers in Hungary, the Solidarity trade union leaders in Poland, the renegade Party members in Romania. Roland Jahn doesn't disagree that these were important human rights movements. He was, after all, a part of them.

Returning Migrants and the Michoacán Autodefensas - An Entangled Past, Present, and Future

Luis A. Marentes | Posted 04.05.2014 | Latino Voices
Luis A. Marentes

We cannot yet speak about a new Mexican Revolution, but we can affirm with some certainty that the current uprising in Michoacán is transforming the way the Mexican state relates to its people.

PHOTOS: Behind The Scenes Of Migrant Work

Posted 01.25.2014 | World

For those lucky enough to live with or in proximity to their loved ones, it may be hard to remember that many in the world are not afforded the same l...

Migration, Inequality and Development: Why International Cooperation Is Needed

OECD | Posted 02.18.2014 | World

Migrants are all too often viewed as a problem in destination countries when they can and should be seen as a potential solution to inequality in and between nations.

'To Set Off Is to Die a Little': Who Is Dayani Cristal? by Marc Silver and Gael García Bernal

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 03.14.2014 | Arts
E. Nina Rothe

Who Is Dayani Cristal? asks important questions about migration, the need for cheap labor in today's consumeristic world and the impossibly high human price of that low cost. It also points a cinematically provocative finger at all the walls that are being built around the world.

Europe Begins at Lampedusa

Bernard-Henri Lévy | Posted 10.30.2013 | World
Bernard-Henri Lévy

The most striking and, in a sense, the most terrible aspect of the interminable tragedy of which Lampedusa has become the symbol is the indifference with which we, the citizens of affluent Europe, are handling it.

The Trail of the Whales: Look How Far We've Come

Doreen Walton | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green
Doreen Walton

We've nearly made it to the end of our journey. My toddler and I have been following the grey whale migration up the west coast of the Americas. I pieced the journey together using public transport, on a tight budget and tight schedule.

Tiny Sensors Reveal Bird's Mind-Bending Migration

| Sid Perkins | Posted 10.09.2013 | Science

Talk about a long flight. The Alpine swift (Tachymarptis melba) can remain on the wing for more than 6 months, a new study suggests. These 20-centimet...

Migrant Girls Can Accelerate Global Development

Kathy Bushkin Calvin | Posted 10.13.2013 | Impact
Kathy Bushkin Calvin

When a girl pursues a higher level of education, it can increase her wages and her ability to delay an early marriage. Migration can also expose girls to new ideas and norms and provide autonomy that would otherwise be inaccessible.

International Youth Day: Migration Can Help Tackle Youth Unemployment But Longer-Term Thinking Required

Jeff Joerres | Posted 10.12.2013 | Impact
Jeff Joerres

Finding decent work is understandably the driving motivation for many of the estimated 27 million young people who make the brave decision to leave family and friends behind and move to another country.

Immigration: If You Build It, They Will Go Around It

Crossover Dreams | Posted 10.05.2013 | World
Crossover Dreams

The U.S.-Mexico border runs nearly 2,000 miles, much of it across the Sonora Desert, between a very rich country and a moderately poor one. It can never be completely secured against migration no matter how much it's militarized.

All Those Who Wander Are Not Lost

Iram Ganju | Posted 09.23.2013 | Impact
Iram Ganju

While those squiggly black lines we call country borders have created fascinating cultures, humanity now seems destined to transcend them as the globalized workforce must move across the boundaries of countries and continents to make a better life.

On the Trail of the Whales: Navigating a Storm

Doreen Walton | Posted 09.11.2013 | Green
Doreen Walton

I wonder if the whales find comfortable places to wait out storms. Are they helped and cheered by creatures on the way, as we have been, at every step, by the kindest people?

Where to Tickle a Grey Whale

Doreen Walton | Posted 08.07.2013 | Green
Doreen Walton

The breeding lagoons in Baja, California are safe, warm places for the whales to calve. This is where some 'friendlies' seem to enjoy contact with people. We had a magical time.

New Documentary Upends Negative Views Of Immigrants

The Huffington Post | Posted 01.15.2013 | Latino Voices

Immigration may be one of the country’s most intractable political problems, but for many people, it’s a beautiful thing. Rapper Pharrell Will...

Lighting of Sept. 11 Memorial May Coincide With Natural Event

Posted 09.09.2012 | Science

By: Wynne Parry, LiveScience Senior Writer Published: 09/08/2012 08:37 AM EDT on LiveScience On Sunday night, tourists on the observation deck of ...

No Way Out? Fear of Dying Among Afghanistan's Professional Class

Steve Clemons | Posted 11.03.2012 | Politics
Steve Clemons

Part of me thinks that America now owes the best and brightest in Afghanistan, promising youth who believe in education and modernity, an opportunity to get out of the country.

Ancient Bones Help Settle Debate Over Human Migration

Posted 08.21.2012 | Science

By: Charles Choi, LiveScience Contributor Published: 08/20/2012 03:14 PM EDT on LiveScience Newfound pieces of human skull from "the Cave of ...

A Second Chance to Be a Genetic Pioneer

Megan Smolenyak | Posted 10.02.2012 | Science
Megan Smolenyak

Genetic genealogy -- DNA testing done for the purpose of learning about one's roots -- has been around for about a decade, but a recent development suggests that we've reached the pioneering sweet spot.

The Migration Arrives In Kenya

Elizabeth_Gordon | Posted 10.01.2012 | Travel

Last week camps and lodges throughout the Maasai Mara in Kenya reported that the wildebeest migration had arrived.

Migration as Ecology: How Culture Evolves

Michelle Chen | Posted 08.25.2012 | Politics
Michelle Chen

The immigration debate in the United States often centers narrowly around people who cross a border, and their social impacts on the "destination" country. But what if we viewed migration as a social phenomenon, or as a natural process?

Sea Turtle Conservation Boosted by New Research

Laura DiMugno | Posted 07.16.2012 | Green
Laura DiMugno

Scientists have uncovered new details about sea turtle migrations in what could potentially be a breakthrough in the conservation of these endangered animals.

The Greatest Generation of Argentine Women

Marcelo Giugale | Posted 07.15.2012 | World
Marcelo Giugale

Alicia Tamburelli and her generation would do something amazing, something that lesser leaders would deem impossible. From the anonymity of their kitchens, and for decades on end, they managed to protect their families from the perennial failure of their country's political class.