As Unrest Escalates in Hong Kong, Pro-Democracy Demonstrators' List of Demands Lengthens
Here's what you need to know about the development of the conflict in Hong Kong and the protesters' motivations.
The EPA Blames Six Asian Nations That The U.S. Exports Plastic Waste to for Ocean Pollution
The Trump administration pointed at China, Indonesia, and others as the main source of trash in our oceans, but the U.S. and other wealthy nations contribute to the problem.
Thousands Pay Tribute to a Deceased Protester in Hong Kong (in Photos)
People gathered under heavy rain on Thursday to take part in a public memorial for a man who fell to his death while protesting an extradition bill.
Electric Buses Are Struggling to Gain Traction Worldwide
What prevents cities from adopting electric buses en masse is a mix of technological, financial, and institutional challenges, according to a pair of reports from the World Resource Institute looking at efforts in 16 cities at various stages of adopting e-buses.
How Authoritarian Regimes Use the Internet to Exert Control Over Citizens
While once relatively concentrated in a few countries like China and Russia, digital authoritarianism online is spreading.
What's Driving the Anti-Extradition Protests in Hong Kong?
The now-suspended legislation to allow China to extradite Hong Kong citizens to the mainland has revealed concerns over the growing creep of Chinese government influence.
Viewfinder: Demonstrators in Hong Kong Protest China's Extradition Law
Protesters hold placards and shout slogans as they occupy a street demanding that Hong Kong's leader step down on June 17th, 2019, in Hong Kong, China.
Thirty Years After Tiananmen Square, Hong Kong Artist Perry Dino Is Chronicling His City's Struggle for Democracy
Perry Dino is capturing Hong Kong's demonstrations against the mainland in a series of unique and powerful paintings.
Viewfinder: Hong Kong Marks 30 Years Since the Tiananmen Square Massacre
People hold candles as they take part in a candlelight vigil at Victoria Park on June 4th, 2019, in Hong Kong, China.
Trade Tensions Between the U.S. and China Are Hurting the American Tourism Industry
Customs data collected by the American agency show that the U.S. received 2.9 million Chinese visitors in 2018, down 5.7 percent from the year before.
A Proposed Railway in the Arctic Has Investors Excited—and Indigenous Groups Terrified
Many Scandinavians are hoping that disappearing Arctic ice will lead to an economic boom—but the Sámi people are worried that multinational infrastructure projects will eliminate their livelihood.
How China's Growing Soy Demand Is Fueling Brazilian Deforestation
Globally, 80 percent of forest loss stems from turning over forest for agriculture to grow food for livestock and human consumption.
What's Behind China's Hardline Stance in Trade Negotiations With the U.S.?
Relations between the two nations have deteriorated sharply in recent days, leading some to suggest that we are on the brink of a new cold war.
Viewfinder: International Aid Arrives in Venezuela
Workers unload medicines and disposable medical supplies from a cargo plane after landing at Simon Bolivar International Airport on May 16th, 2019, in Maiquetia, Venezuela.
Who Are the Winners and Losers of Trump's Trade War With China?
While we have seen job growth in parts of the manufacturing sector, wages have continued to stagnate and consumer product prices look set to increase.
What National Security Risks Does Huawei Really Pose?
To understand any potential dangers presented by the Chinese company, we need to understand the difference between vulnerabilities, backdoors, and bugdoors.
Trump's Plan to Bail Out Farmers During the Trade War Could Backfire
Corn and soybeans—the crops that have been hardest hit by the tariffs—are typically used for animal feed, not human consumption.
Will Artificial Intelligence Help Improve Prisons?
China and Hong Kong have started using tech to create "smart" prisons. Should the U.S. consider following their lead?
Citizens in Countries Where China Is Making Big Investments in Coal Prefer Renewables
A new multi-country survey found that there is little public support for coal projects in key countries for China's ambitious Belt and Road Initiative.
Millions of Acres of the Amazon Are at Risk Due to the Trade War Between the U.S. and China
The feud's effect on the soybean trade could be the main culprit behind increased destruction of the Amazon.