Indonesia’s struggle to save tropical forests

A new book highlights possible answers to deforestation in the tropics. Preventing climate change is often linked to cutting back on the use of fossil fuels. Yet the clearing of carbon dioxide consuming...

Indian parents cling to hope for missing kids

"They are just hoping to find their children's bodies at the very least..." Mansi Thapliyal (courtesy) It's hard to find something positive in the pain of a parent whose child has been abducted. Yet...

Shining a light on Rohingya refugees

"It is probably the worst kind of habitat a human can live in." When she was 11, Hasina Begum was shot in the back. She had found herself in the crossfire between Rohingya protesters and the police force at...

China anti-gay stigma leads to marital deception

"The app showed that there was a gay man 10 centimeters from me a half an hour ago. That is how I confirmed that my ex-husband is truly gay." Li did not know that her marriage was based on a...

Uzbekistan after Karimov

Repression is legacy of 25-year rule In a country with no independent media, the airwaves are dominated by upbeat government propaganda. So when Uzbekistan's state media announced the former Soviet republic's...