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Why Trump cancelled N. Korea summit: Three questions

Why Trump cancelled N. Korea summit: Three questionsPresident Trump’s abrupt decision to cancel his upcoming summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un was surprising and predictable at the same time. The withdrawal was surprising, if only because Mr. Trump had seemed so invested in it, from the moment he orchestrated its dramatic announcement by South Korean officials visiting the White House. In this case, Trump had hastily accepted a North Korean offer of a meeting, and then agreed to a face-to-face summit within weeks.


05/24/2018 05:16 PM
A new unity on solutions for climate change

A new unity on solutions for climate changeIs the political climate over climate change finally changing for the better in Washington? Perhaps, if you listen to the buzz about a bipartisan effort in Congress to take action on carbon emissions from the use of coal, oil, and natural gas. In February, lawmakers of both parties supported a provision in a budget bill that provides tax credits for the emerging technology of capturing carbon emissions from industrial and power plants before the gas enters Earth’s atmosphere.


05/24/2018 05:05 PM
Meanwhile in ... Mauritania, climate change has pushed women into leadership roles

Meanwhile in ... Mauritania, climate change has pushed women into leadership rolesMauritania, climate change has pushed women into leadership roles. Lengthy periods of drought have significantly reduced the amount of available grazing land in this West African nation, forcing herders to travel long distances to feed and water their herds. While the herders are away, their wives are taking charge.


05/24/2018 10:00 AM
Amid Israel-Gaza violence, a personal drive to preserve humanity and hope

Amid Israel-Gaza violence, a personal drive to preserve humanity and hopeMinutes after Imad walked into the kibbutz dining hall just over two weeks ago he was engulfed by a wave of Israelis hurrying to him with open arms, pulling him in for long hugs. It had been over a decade since this Palestinian man in his 50s, a resident of Gaza, had seen these friends or stepped foot in this communal village where he worked most of his life. A week later and a few miles away along the Gaza-Israel border, 64 Palestinians were killed and more than a thousand wounded by Israeli soldiers as protesters – demanding their “right to return” to Israel and an end to the crippling Israeli economic blockade of Gaza – surged toward a perimeter fence.


05/23/2018 08:58 PM