An art historian and theorist explains how places become invested with cultural meaning and memory, and what happens when we lose them.
Smoke and flames rise during a fire at the landmark Notre Dame Cathedral in central Paris on April 15th, 2019.
Police look at a burnt car in Paris, France, on December 9th, 2018—one day after "yellow vest" protests rocked the country.
New research finds overall feelings toward the religious minority did not dampen in the aftermath of two major terrorist attacks.
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The tiny South Asian kingdom of Bhutan absorbs three times as much carbon as it emits.
The climate summit emerges from a rocky week with a new text. Negotiations have been transparent and equitable—or maybe opaque and grossly unbalanced. Welcome to the COP-Spin Zone.
From New York to New Delhi, citizens and activists gathered in astonishing numbers at more than 2,000 events around the globe.
At COP21, the UNFCCC will take the findings of the IPCC, assess the INDCs of 195 signatory countries, and help LDCs limit their GHGs. Here is what all of that means.
Officials are again pointing to the need for mass surveillance to take down terrorists. Here’s what we know about how well it works.
In committing to an expanded front against ISIS, France risks having the most to lose, while Russia has the most to gain.