Southern, Thailand - January 9, 2017: a volunteer helps a man with a disability get through the flood in his wheelchair. Photo: issara anujun / Shutterstock.com Natural hazard events can occur in…

Charlotte McClain-Nhlapo |

If the earth gets much hotter this century, life will get harder for most people across the world. But how much harder will it be for people in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA), a region…

Maria Sarraf |

Si la Terre se réchauffe trop au cours de ce siècle, la vie deviendra plus difficile pour la plupart des habitants de la planète. Mais dans quelle mesure sera-t-elle plus dure pour les personnes…

Maria Sarraf |

إذا ارتفعت درجة حرارة الأرض هذا القرن، فستصبح الحياة أصعب لمعظم الناس في العالم.  لكن ما حجم المصاعب التي ستواجهها منطقة الشرق الأوسط وشمال أفريقيا، وهي منطقة تُعرف بارتفاع درجة حرارتها وجفافها؟…

ماريا صراف |

También disponible en español e português It’s tempting to think that this is just another Earth Day – after all, it has been celebrated since 1970. But perhaps this year should be different, at…

Karin Erika Kemper |

How relevant is ICT for transport? The emergence of low-cost open-source mapping tools; widespread cellular network coverage in developing countries; declining costs of mobile phone hardware; and…

Julie Babinard |

Have you ever been to a foreign city and not been able to figure out the names of the stations or directions of that city’s metro? Did you feel completely lost and upset with whoever designed the…

Julie Babinard |

With deep azure skies, bountiful sunshine, and a crisp but mild breeze today, spring is by far my favorite season in Washington. Today marks the 40th year since the advent of Earth Day, an…

Joe Qian |

"Just like the Other Kids" could reach 300, 000 first and second graders this year. We like to think that our value added is our strong intellect and analytical skills combined with the…

Susan Hirshberg |