While countries like the United States, Poland and Russia are taking steps backwards, gains are being made in places such as Ireland, Colombia and Argentina.
Despite legal advances, starvation crimes have been evident in recent or current conflicts in Ethiopia, Mali, Myanmar, Nigeria, South Sudan, Syria and Yemen.
Rising competition for many of the world’s important crops is sending increasing amounts toward uses other than directly feeding people.
A recent Human Rights Watch report has exposed children’s rights violations by providers of edtech endorsed by governments in Australia and elsewhere.
There are substantial, long-term impacts from the gender pay gap for faculty at Canadian universities.
By now, few people question the reality that humans are altering Earth’s climate. The real question is: How quickly can we halt, even reverse, the damage?
The world’s governments will this year negotiate a series of targets in response to the global biodiversity crisis that has already led to a massive loss of the planet’s wildlife.
Antarctica is a continent comprising several large islands, one of them the size of Australia, all buried under a 10,000-foot-thick layer of ice. The ice holds enough fresh water to raise sea level by nearly 200 feet.
One consequence of the meteoric rise in the price of fossil gas has been that cooking meals is now much more expensive.
Smart city technologies are an increasingly popular approach to urban governance and sustainable development worldwide, but their implementation, use and impact on society are only just being fully understood.