Not many people have heard of Fort Chipewyan, Alberta, nor the Athabaskan Tar Sands. Not these days, anyway, with the Deepwater Horizon disaster spewing oil into the Gulf of Mexico. But in Fort Chipewyan, the ongoing effects of bitumen oil extraction continue as the top news of the day.
As South Africans play host for the 2010 World Cup, they may also inadvertently play host to human traffickers as thousands children are off school for the month-long games.
Possession of “indecent material” and a letter from former San Francisco Mayor Willie Brown critical of Mugabe led to a raid on gay rights organization.
The so-called “Catfish Wars,” pitting U.S. catfish farmers against Asian producers since 2002, is heating up.
Some groups fear the law will affect Maori and indigenous groups harder and possibly take the country down California’s path.
A vast experiment in urban planning is underway in Brazil’s urban jungle metropolis of Manaus. At the center of the urban expansion is the construction of a 2.2-mile bridge that is to connect the city to industrial cities and towns across the Rio Negro—the largest left tributary of the Amazon.
According to a recent poll, men are more likely to tell lies than women, and mothers are more likely to be lied to.
The May 10 Philippines election proved to be another historic moment: the first official LGBT political party on the ballot.
South Africa’s state-owned and fickle electrical grid is likely to come under intense pressure during the June 11-July 11 World Cup soccer tournament, as hundreds of thousands of fans pour into the country during the dead of the Southern Hemisphere winter.
Ninety percent of gay men in Asia-Pacific countries are criminalized and denied access to HIV prevention and health care because of their sexuality, according to a new report.