Amidst the unrest in Hong Kong, female domestic workers from Southeast Asia are forced to navigate a city disrupted by protests while also maintaining a low profile. Foreign domestic workers’ home governments have urged them to avoid association with the

For the nearly 850 million citizens who live in Chinese cities, physical and mental health issues are the lived reality as a result of the country’s rampant industrialisation. Environmental degradation is nearing a tipping point, but new urban greening measures

Cambodian opposition leader Sam Rainsy, who has been living in self-exile in Paris, is planning a return to Cambodia to challenge the single-party government of sitting Prime Minister Hun Sen. From abroad, Rainsy has urged "a peaceful uprising" and has

The international community must recognise democratic freedoms and social justice as basic principles in order to secure lasting world peace. Only then can a global civil society develop in which men, women and children can live without fear of discrimination, oppression

Yesterday the U.N. General Assembly voted overwhelmingly to condemn the U.S. blockade of Cuba - a long-standing economic, commercial and financial set of measures - rejecting U.S. concerns about human rights on the Caribbean island. The vote was 187-3 with the

Public health emergency declared in New Delhi as Air Quality Index (AQI) levels remain above 800– levels below 50 are considered to be safe. In simple words, pollution levels are 10 times the safe limit. As of Monday morning, several areas

The State of the Earth is not an annual message that we look forward to. The report published by Nature, a scientific journal, on the 29th of October reveals that we’ve been undermining the impacts of climate-change-related flooding. And the

Air Pollution: Recent findings from a study by researchers at King’s College London have revealed that air pollution poses greater short-term health risks than once thought. High levels of air pollution in the UK causes hundreds more heart attacks, strokes,

The Manila metropolitan area is in the throes of its second major water shortage of 2019. The two major water concessionaires, Maynilad and Manila Water Company, point to low water levels in the Angat and Ipo dams, which together contribute

Protests in Latin America are now occurring in places where nobody expected them, like democratic Chile, a country relatively well-off compared to many of its neighbors - protests coming on the heels of a recent wave of riots in Bolivia

A recent study published in the journal Science found that global wildlife trade is far higher than anticipated: one in five vertebrate species are traded and at risk of extinction. This article is part of an editorial collaboration with Earth.Org. The

Indonesian President Joko Widodo was sworn in for his second and final five-year term on Sunday, October 20, in a ceremony far more modest than his first inauguration in 2014. In his speech, Joko Widodo elaborated a vision for Indonesia’s future

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