A new book unpacks the polar opposites of extreme pessimism and optimism about the future of humanity, through the lives of two of their earliest and most compelling advocates.
The tech-gilded region is home not just to the uber-wealthy but also to a population that needs help just to get adequate food.
Without an urgent effort to find a political solution and get massive food aid into the country, almost 7 million people may face starvation.
The indigenous group has built an autonomous, locally based food system that escapes corporate programs and practices that are fostering unprecedented poverty, hunger and suffering.
As global temperatures rise, scientists warn that plant breeders will need to accelerate development schedules if they are to ensure the ever-growing population can be fed.
Roughly 30,000 residents of a Syrian town a few dozen miles from the capital, Damascus, say they are trapped and dying of starvation as a result of a monthslong siege by forces loyal to President Bashar Assad.
A new report looks at the issue in 22 cities across the country.
In response to a new study, the charity Oxfam urges the World Bank "to heed its own warnings and support equitable, low-carbon development."
The Cuban model—developed in a time of crisis after the collapse of the Soviet Union—is seen as offering potential solutions to many countries in the world.
A flood of US defense dollars long has supported Saudi Arabia, a hideous human rights abuser Ending the U-Saudi alliance could bring an enormous peace dividend to Americans.