The municipal government can only do so much without support at the national level.
India's unbalanced sex ratio has created a slew of social problems and exacerbated violence against women.
A new bill could rid Mississippi of its clinics. Here is what's at stake.
Pressing for a deeper change in gender attitudes.
New Orleans is like Honduras, Detroit is similar to El Salvador.
This is what it looks like when hundreds of thousands of visitors stream through downtown Washington.
Also recently banned: a throat-slitting kite string in India and an Aussie grandma who made $1 million worth of false emergency phone calls.
Ed Lee came into office facing a $385 million deficit. By rethinking the pension system, he managed to save the city $1.3 billion over 10 years.
Typically, the Chinese press tries to put the best spin on Beijing's pollution. But the national media covered "airpocalypse" with startling frankness.
The answer to underfunded primary and secondary education should not be a VC-funded bet foisted upon a disadvantaged population.
We're going to get a windfall of gun research thanks to Obama's new policy. Here's what we want to know.
Two people were killed after a copter collided with a construction crane and fell to the street in Central London.
Climate Desk lays out the contents of China's air pollution.
They may tend to adopt easier policies first, according to a new report.
This week, 30 million people will gather in Allahabad, India. Among them: Harvard scientists asking how on earth is an event of this size possible?
In a planned community in Idaho, all teens would be required to carry loaded AR-15s.
Pollution has reached an all-time high, reminding us that China's economic growth has come at the cost of environmental disaster.
Climate adaptation policy remains pretty untested.
Extreme heat in Australia, snow in the Middle East.