The dynamics of Germany’s renewables-heavy grid may be stressful for its operators but the country has been stitching all the changes together into a remarkably consistent and reliable stream of electricity for German customers.
World Humanitarian Day this year is about paying tribute to aid workers who carry out life-saving activities around the world, often in dangerous and difficult circumstances, while celebrating the spirit of humanitarian work worldwide.
Ebola treatment and containment efforts are gaining pace in Sierra Leone and Liberia but there are still far too few health workers, contact tracers and community monitors on the ground to keep up with the disease’s spread, particularly in urban areas, say Health Ministry staff and aid workers.
Spotlighting a journey that is a subject of growing public and policy concern, a recent ‘theatre reportage’ performance offered a look at dangerous Mediterranean Sea crossings through the lens of migrants themselves.
To ensure that the human rights of migrants are protected and that intercultural understanding is built, the international community needs to address the power of media and the effects they produce in the public conversation on migration.
For over a decade, our team at UNU have been filming “environmental stories” without consciously recognizing that we were at the same time documenting the fate of the commons in different parts of the world.
A calm bay on Japan’s Noto Peninsula, long a marine haven for fishers, is the site of new integrative approaches to resource management.
In Krygystan’s Alai Valley, support for farmer-led initiatives is spurring an agricultural transition to a diversity of new crops that can help boost their livelihoods and combat land degradation.
Researchers tracking the movements of seals in the North Sea reveal that “artificial reefs” created by wind farms and pipelines are becoming attractive as foraging grounds for seals on fishing expeditions.
As fishing and the harvesting of metals, gas and oil expand deeper and deeper into the ocean, a research team decided to publish a review of over 200 papers aimed at explaining what the deep sea does for humans to a broad audience.
Haiti, often cited as one of the least developed countries in the Western Hemisphere, has reached — or nearly reached — several of the Millennium Development Goals ahead of the 2015 deadline.