Stephen Starr

Stephen Starr

Indigenous rights

The Sioux man 'empowering' Standing Rock with solar power

Cody Two Bears, who is behind North Dakota's first 300-kilowatt solar farm, is bringing power to Standing Rock.

The Sioux man 'empowering' Standing Rock with solar power

Coronavirus pandemic

Rural US hospitals struggle as coronavirus pandemic creeps closer

While urban centres have been hit the hardest, rural areas appear wholly unprepared for a large-scale medical emergency.

Rural US hospitals struggle as coronavirus pandemic creeps closer

Coronavirus pandemic

In ageing West Virginia, health system grapples with coronavirus

Coal mining illnesses, poverty, ageing population make West Virginia uniquely vulnerable to the novel coronavirus.

In ageing West Virginia, health system grapples with coronavirus

US Sports

'Million-dollar rodeo: Western culture finds new audience

The global appeal of bull riding makes fans cheer. But does it threaten small-town businesses that gave rise to rodeo?

'Million-dollar rodeo: Western culture finds new audience

Middle East

Despite GCC crisis, Gulf tourists flock to rural Turkey

More than half a million tourists from Gulf countries are expected to summer in the eastern Black Sea region.

Despite GCC crisis, Gulf tourists flock to rural Turkey

Lebanon

UN struggles to rebuild Palestinian refugee camp

Destroyed in 2007 clashes, Lebanon's Nahr al-Bared camp is now in the midst of a reconstruction process.

UN struggles to rebuild Palestinian refugee camp

Human Rights

Catholic Ireland's saints and sinners

A story of faith, love and abuse.

Catholic Ireland's saints and sinners

Environment

Pollution threatens iconic Istanbul waterways

Amid a population boom, Istanbul's seaside may soon be littered with sewage and rubbish, experts have warned.

Pollution threatens iconic Istanbul waterways

US & Canada

'Idle No More' inspires Canada's indigenous

The nationwide movement has spurred a man to seek justice for the death of his mother on a remote reserve decades ago.

'Idle No More' inspires Canada's indigenous