The science is clear. 1.5°C warming from pre-industrial levels keeps the impacts of climate change at a manageable level for the global community. For the Global South nothing short of this temperature increase is acceptable. This aspirational goal of 1.5°C ...

After 30 years of pleading, the 27th United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP27) closed out on Nov. 20, with a historic agreement that establishes a Loss and Damage Fund for countries most affected by climate disasters.  While this monumental achievement ...

LOS ANGELES — The average American uses 82 gallons of water per day — the equivalent of running a faucet for 37 minutes straight. For most citizens of developed countries, a glass of water is a short walk to the ...

LOS ANGELES — Since the start of the Yemen crisis in 2015, ongoing humanitarian issues have been a key priority for international organizations like the United Nations and watchdog groups and NGOs. Providing effective and appropriate humanitarian assistance and aid ...

SAN FRANCISCO — Single-use plastics have been a lifeline in the fight against COVID-19, protecting healthcare workers with disposable gloves, face masks, and gowns. Additionally single-use plastics have helped facilitate adherence to social-distancing mandates while supporting businesses online, through items ...

LOS ANGELES — As Saudi Arabia’s dependency on oil has grown over the years, accounting for almost 50 percent of the country’s gross domestic product, the Saudi government has started to look for ways to diversify its revenue. Out of ...

LUCKNOW — In December 2020, Muskan and her husband Rashid went to register their marriage in the small town of Moradabad in Uttar Pradesh, India. While Rashid was thrown in jail by the state, Muskan was sent to a women’s ...

LOS ANGELES — While the rest of the world still prohibits mass gatherings amid the COVID-19 pandemic, China hosted a national commendation conference on February 25 to celebrate a recent achievement: “eradicating” extreme poverty. President Xi Jinping hailed this achievement ...

LOS ANGELES — On July 14, 2015, thousands of Iranians flooded the bustling streets of Tehran, surrounded by the uproarious honking of cars, celebratory chants and triumphant smiles. It was the day the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) was ...

Every once in a while, reports come out of Saudi Arabia that a new law has been passed, or that an old one has been abolished, and Saudi women have been granted another right.  Some notable ones as of late ...