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Slavery is a thing of the past, right? Think again

Most people think slavery is a thing of the past and has nothing to do with them. They’re wrong on both counts.
from Worldwatch on Mar 21, 2017.

A makeover for the world's most hated crop

Oil palm has a reputation as an environmental menace. Can the latest genetic research change that?
from Nature on Mar 16, 2017.

For the sake of the tiger

Prioritising animal conservation over human life is having repercussions for locals in the Sundarbans. An illustrated report by Harriet Paintin and Sachin Gupta.
from New Internationalist on Mar 13, 2017.

Pakistan’s unheralded fight against climate change

Small steps are helping Pakistan create resilience in the face of climate change, an issue the Indus Waters Treaty did not anticipate, and which endangers it.
from thethirdpole on Mar 8, 2017.

Asian collision course

Donald Trump challenged the One China policy, but backed off. He wants concessions from China on trade and security and might even attempt to impede China’s global ascent.
from Le Monde Diplomatique on Mar 6, 2017.

Biggest concentrations of displaced people lie far from the spotlight

Growing concerns over an ‘invasion’ of refugees and migrants helped elect Donald Trump and sway Brexit voters. Yet the reality is different from its usual portrayal.
from Nature on Mar 2, 2017.

Where the land meets the sea: governing mangrove forests

As countries ponder how to encourage mangrove conservation, the role of people, rights, and governance institutions should receive equal consideration.
from CIFOR on Feb 28, 2017.

Afghanistan: Nangarhar's sole female lawyer

Lack of representation in Afghanistan's Nangarhar province means that women find it even harder to access justice.
from IWPR on Feb 26, 2017.

The locust invasions devastating Niger

Locust damage have become public enemy number one in Niger's fields and pastures.
from SciDev.Net on Feb 22, 2017.

Burma’s quiet genocide

Harsh repression of the Rohingya continues as Burma’s political reforms are celebrated, reports Steve Shaw.
from New Internationalist on Feb 20, 2017.
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