December 18, 2014 / Nature
Erika Check Hayden
Despite working to save others from the disease that nearly claimed their lives, health care workers who survived Ebola are feared and ostracized by their communities.
December 18, 2014 / Nature
Erika Check Hayden
A frontline report from Sierra Leone examines efforts to change hearts and minds in West Africa’s villages.
December 18, 2014 / The New Yorker
Jenna Krajeski
In the power struggle between Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and exiled imam Fethullah Gülen, the first casualty has been freedom of the press.
December 10, 2014 / Des Moines Register
Philip Brasher
Under Feed the Future, the Obama administration is spending more than $1 billion a year to increase food production in 19 target countries. For Ethiopia, the method is bags of nonbiotech hybrid seed.
December 10, 2014 / GlobalPost
Caryle Murphy
Saudi law dictates that women be legally controlled for their entire lives by a male guardian. Women victimized by their guardians usually find little protection in court.
December 10, 2014 / Fast Company
Dan Grossman, Alex MacLean
A bird's-eye view of our post-apocalyptic landscape.
December 9, 2014 / National Geographic
Justin Catanoso
Stumbling blocks to REDD+ in recent years have been many, with a significant one being reliable technology. That is no longer a problem.
December 8, 2014
Tom Hundley, Joanna Kakissis, Holly Pickett
Thousands of displaced Syrians journeyed across land and sea to the safe haven of Europe. How is this war's diaspora adapting behind closed doors?
December 8, 2014 / Maptia
Alex MacLean
There is little public awareness that, if built, the Keystone XL Pipeline will make avoiding catastrophic climate change much harder.
December 8, 2014 / National Geographic
Justin Catanoso
Unilever CEO Paul Polmon is a corporate role model on climate change.
December 8, 2014 / National Geographic
Justin Catanoso
Noting that climate experts predict that 2014 will become the hottest year on record, Bianca Jagger warned: “Time is running out. Inaction will lead to severe and irreversible damage.”
December 5, 2014 / NPR
Joanna Kakissis, Holly Pickett
Sweden has taken in more than its share of Syrian refugees. But the influx is testing Sweden's famously tolerant identity.
December 5, 2014 / Landscape Architecture Magazine
Dan Grossman, Alex MacLean
Environmentalists have had success slowing down, and maybe halting, the Keystone XL pipeline. But oil companies are making plans to ship tar sands oil from Alberta to the Gulf Coast no matter what.

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