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Europe

October 03, 2014

The Black Sea: An Environmental Crisis

Dimiter Kenarov

The Black Sea region has become the focus of heated geopolitical contention, but local environmental issues remain underreported and poorly understood.

September 12, 2014

Venetian Artisanship and Climate Change

Robert Eric Shoemaker

Robert Eric Shoemaker presents a multimedia excavation of the artisans of Venice through the lens of climate change: a conversation between art and science.

August 25, 2014

France: The Integration of the Roma

Jalesa Tucker

To escape poverty and social exclusion in their countries of origin, many Roma seek refuge in France. Often they face the same discrimination in their new home.

June 30, 2014

The Catholic Church and the Modern Era

Molly K. Dutmers

The Catholic Church stands at a crossroads—church attendance in Europe has decreased and the millennial generation is becoming detached. Can Pope Francis and the Church adapt to the modern era?

June 25, 2014

Do Bans on Buying Sex Work?

Michelle Goldberg

There’s a growing push in Europe to criminalize the buying but not the selling of sex. Advocates say such laws curb trafficking. Opponents say they hurt prostitutes. Who's right?

May 01, 2014

As Greenland's Ice Melts, Polar Bears Turn on Humans

Jonathan Vigliotti

Polar bears in Greenland struggle to find food as climate change chips away at Arctic ice. Climatologists say the resulting bear vs. human conflict is a warning for communities worldwide.

January 11, 2014

Official Homophobia in Russia

Misha Friedman

With homophobic rhetoric now legitimized by federal law, being gay in Russia can be extremely dangerous.

December 27, 2013

Atlas of Pentecostalism

Bregtje van der Haak, Richard Vijgen

An interactive visual guide to the world's most rapidly growing religious movement.

November 17, 2013

Belfast: A City Divided

Devon Smith

It has been 15 years since the end of Northern Ireland's Troubles yet in Belfast, a city carved by "Peace Walls," the tension is still palpable.

November 06, 2013

Russia's Monotowns

Anna Nemtsova, Brendan Hoffman

Monotowns, Russian cities dependent on dying industries, face an even more uncertain future now that Russia has joined the World Trade Organization.

August 10, 2013

Scotland: Separation Anxiety?

Henry Molski

For more than 300 years, Scotland has been a loyal member of the United Kingdom. But in the fall of 2014, Scots will vote on whether they want to become an independent nation.

Roma Project: Numbered Streets

Photographs from the “Numbered Streets” settlement in Hungary, where residents are facing forced relocation.

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