Hundreds of thousands of tons of plastic remain uncollected on Caribbean islands each year and voluminous waves of plastic waste wash up on the shores, especially after severe storms.

Karin Kemper, Tahseen Sayed |

Also available in: Español | Français  | 中文  Machine learning algorithms are excellent at answering “yes” or “no” questions. For example, they can scan huge datasets and correctly tell us: Does…

Sarah Elizabeth Antos, Luis Triveno |

A student leader in her school's anti-violence and coexistence project entering the school's courtyard     © Charlotte Kesl / World Bank We live in a world where [[tweetable]]one in…

Paula Tavares |

© Andre Targa Cavassani/TNC Co-authors:Timm Kroeger  Senior Environmental Economist, The Nature ConservancyClaudio Klemz Water Policy Specialist, The Nature Conservancy Balneário Camboriú is both…

Daniel Shemie |

Buyers agreed to destroy obsolete equipment to prevent its reuse in the power distribution network What do electricity meters and mobile phones have in common? Answer: both are present in millions…

Christophe de Gouvello, Marcio Batitucci |

Cities are Brazil’s economic powerhouse—they produce almost 90% of the GDP and are the major drivers of the country’s growth and development. Rapid and unplanned urbanization, however, has led to…

Ede Ijjasz-Vasquez, Emanuela Monteiro |

Poor “Cariocas” living in the periphery of the Rio Metropolitan Region spend a very long time commuting. People from the city’s outskirts travel, on average, almost 90 minutes a day to and from…

Daniel Pulido, Fatima Arroyo Arroyo |

Photo: Pierre-Yves Babelon/Shutterstock In an effort to harness the benefits of urbanization and improve the living conditions of the urban poor, Latin American countries have experimented with…

Luis Triveno |