Stifled by its political systems and leadership challenges, the West will struggle to address its climate change targets by 2030. It is time to ask: how would the developing world do it?
Argentina and Brazil have become increasingly popular destinations for LGBT+ people seeking asylum.
Forests are an ally in the fight against climate change. But deforestation in the Amazon is approaching a tipping point, after which the area will emit more carbon than it stores. Compani...
The hyper-modern complex is already improving grades for indigenous children.
'Integrated' farming combines pastures, forests and fields in the same area. It brings overgrazed land back to life, and it's more efficient, more resilient and more sustainable.
The rising sea levels and heavy rain caused by climate change are affecting people and their livelihoods across the world today. Here are seven reports from an already flooding planet.
In Brazil – which has a notoriously violent penal system – a non-profit organization has achieved astounding success running prisons where there are no weapons and inmates have keys.
Brazil is grappling with scores of deadly land conflicts, illustrating the tensions between preserving indigenous culture and economic development
Sao Paulo faces a housing crisis - one which at current rates of progress could take more than a century to solve.
Porto Alegre, Brazil, is the first city to allow residents to spend some of its budget, in a process called 'participatory budgeting'.
The South American nation has a chance for reform at home, but also to play a major role in global politics.
Changing business models have allowed new players to participate in the electricity market.
This Zika vaccine shows success in early human trials.
The BRICS initiative is 10 years old and has silenced many critics who thought its members were too economically, politically and geographically diverse to work together. But as cracks be...
Angola, a Portuguese-speaking country, is being strongly influenced by the cultural output of Brazil.