Environmental groups have become emboldened by their perceived triumph over Shell in the Arctic, in which they refined new tactics. What impact might this decision have on the future green movement in the United States?
#Environment #United States
— October 08, 2015
As India and Israel ramp up trade, Jews of Indian origin are viewed as the key to forging closer ties. New Delhi has a plan to foster closer connections between Israelis with Indian roots and their ancestral homeland.
#Asia #India #Israel #Judaism #Middle East #Religion
— August 17, 2015
Muslim men in India have been divorcing their wives over text message, phone call or even social media websites, due to an ancient Islamic law. A new report shows that Muslim women are fed up.
#Gender #India #Society
— August 13, 2015
Obama’s recent clean power rule has demonstrated a desire to tackle climate change in the US. It’s a response to public pressure, taking market factors into account. But will this bring results for the Paris conference?
#Environment #Politics #United States
— August 07, 2015
While the Iranian nuclear deal promises to open up Iran’s oil and gas reserves to the world, renewable energy may not be too affected by the oncoming flood. Could this mark a coming of age for renewables?
#Energy #Environment #Iran #United States
— July 31, 2015
Prompted by terrorist attacks Canada’s Conservative government is pushing to expanding the intelligence agencies’ powers. Critics say the new legislation will threaten free speech and the work of journalists.
#Americas #Politics #Terrorism
— June 09, 2015
Inequality tends to evoke images of poverty-stricken countries, but this issue continues to afflict societies in wealthy nations, including Europe. Amid the backdrop of economic frailty, Europe is now home to the most billionaires in the world.
#Economics #France #Society
— January 23, 2015
As all eyes remain fixed on the crisis in Ukraine, the European Union and the United States are in the process of negotiating the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP), an agreement that could radically alter trade relationship between the two blocs.
#Economics #Europe #United States
— October 15, 2014
Wedged between Putin’s imperial dreams of grandeur and the modern European chevalier of human rights, Georgia and Moldova find themselves in a rather precarious situation of choosing between two would-be prince charmings.
— July 22, 2014
What is it really like to immigrate to Europe? At a time when European countries impose ever stricter regulations to restrict migration, the English language editor ventures inside the bowels of the French immigration system.
— July 03, 2014
Meet the ‘B league’ oriundi, the foreign-born children of Italian immigrants who share the culture and identity of the country of their parents but have forever lost the right to Italian citizenship.
— June 24, 2014
Denmark has once again been voted the happiest country in the world. This is a reputation that makes locals proud and when strolling around Copenhagen’s streets, it’s easy to see that the Danes may just have mastered the secret recipe to happiness.
— November 04, 2013
As environmental warming melts long frozen ice in Nunavut, the front line of climate change is facing a new “cold” rush, a dash for the North’s untapped mineral resources. Nunavut is at the heart of this tug-of-war between economic development and environmental devastation. The Inuit, the people who call the Arctic home, are in the […]
#Canada #Energy #Environment #Society
— October 03, 2013
Lyon, France’s most understated city. France’s third-largest city has a rich culinary tradition and is the hometown of some of France’s most renowned chefs: Paul Bocuse, Mère Brazier, not to mention the plethora of famous French Michelin chefs who have worked here.
— August 26, 2013
Are you curious about how to imitate a real Swedish student? It takes a bit of practice to be immersed in Uppsala’s vibrant student culture. Here is a road map to help even the most culturally naïve navigate a day in the life of a student at Uppsala University.
— August 19, 2013
“Oans, zwoa, g’suffa!” shouts the man sitting behind me as he downs a beer. Dressed head to toe in lederhosen while singing Bavarian drinking songs, clearly, he is proud to be Bavarian. This isn’t an uncommon scene in Munich, Bavaria’s capital.
— August 05, 2013
Muslim communities, especially in urban centres, are under constant surveillance and every person—man, woman and child—is a suspect. In their fanatical effort to harass people marked by differences, it seems US military, police and law makers have ignored those who are the biggest terrorism organizations in the US: white supremacist groups.
#Politics #Terrorism #United States
— September 21, 2012
It’s been a rough week for conservatives in the United States. The Republican Party has been in damage control overdrive after Akin Gate and its ensuing backlash have shot women’s reproductive issues to the forefront of the US political debate.
#Gender #Politics #United States
— September 06, 2012
Seven states and some religious organizations filed a lawsuit against Obama’s Affordable Healthcare Act in an attempt to block the provision that requires employers to provide insurance policies that pay for contraception. Their quack suit was swiftly thrown out of court.
#Health #Politics #United States
— July 31, 2012
As of July 1st, the Chinese Ministry of Health announced that lesbians are finally allowed to donate blood after a fourteen-year ban. China had been following regulations set in place in 1998 and at the time, the legislation equated being LGBTQ with HIV and AIDS.
— July 16, 2012
In June, Premier Christy Clark announced that the BC government is spending $2 million dollars on a new 10 step anti-bullying program. ERASE Bullying (Expect Respect and a Safe Education) is to be implemented across the province in September. The strategy is high-tech and includes a smartphone app that will allow kids to report bullying […]
#Canada #Politics #Society
— July 10, 2012
After two years of political strife, the United States Supreme Court ruled on Thursday that the Affordable Care Act is constitutional. In a five to four vote, the justices upheld the law in its entirety because of the government’s right to impose taxes.
#Health #Politics #United States
— July 03, 2012