LOS ANGELES — When envisioning a smart city, one might think of self-driving cars, robots, and sparkling clean streets. Fortunately, this vision will soon be within reach. The automobile company Toyota plans to fulfill this idealistic vision through its Woven ...

“There are no passengers on Spaceship Earth. We are all crew.”  These words, from Canadian philosopher and futurist Marshall McLuhan, emphasize both the necessity of a collectivist attitude and the necessity of coordinated action toward climate change. As the world ...

LOS ANGELES — The Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) has been one of the most controversial issues in North Africa for the last decade. The GERD, a gravity dam which is currently being filled, is located nine miles off of ...

MEXICO CITY – When Mexico’s current president ran for office back in 2018, he campaigned on a platform that called itself “progressive,” and which prided itself on being pro-sustainability, even promising to reach 30% of renewable energy production by 2021. ...

Plagued by unprecedented forest fires deep in the heart of the Amazon, an economic downturn that has plunged thousands of citizens back into poverty, and soaring COVID fatality rates, Brazil is undeniably in a state of crisis. Well, undeniable to ...

The Ituri crisis refers to the most intense period of violence that occurred in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) between 1999 and 2003. However, since late 2017, aggression and atrocities have reignited, with deadly attacks occurring almost on ...

The relationship between China and Ecuador, at a surface level, has been that between lender and borrower. During the administration of President Rafael Correa, who served from 2007 to 2017, the South American country cut ties with western investors and ...

With the ongoing 2020 presidential election, it’s worth noting which political issues are prioritized among current candidates. This year, climate change has received increased awareness among voters and an increased pressure to respond to voter concerns from the current U.S. ...

In many ways, the coronavirus pandemic has started a global biotechnology “race.” Powerful countries have rapidly invested in vaccine research, eager not only to attain a sense of normalcy for citizens, but to display technological dominance. The results have been ...

A recent dispute between Greece and Turkey over oil and gas drilling rights in the Eastern Mediterranean Sea has led the two nations to the brink of violence, reviving their decades-old mutual hostility and potentially fracturing the NATO alliance. The ...