Planet SOS

Planet SOS: Where will climate refugees go when the tide rises?

We travel to the island nation of Palau to explore the impact of rising seas and warming waters due to climate change.

US & Canada

UN urges end of US embargo on Cuba

General Assembly overwhelmingly votes for an end of US economic embargo on Cuba, whose FM says it amounts to genocide.

UN urges end of US embargo on Cuba

Human Rights

Micronesians in Hawaii face uncertain future

COFA Agreements provide US regional control in exchange for limited access to America.

Micronesians in Hawaii face uncertain future

Opinion

Can shark conservation salvage the blue economy?

As long as there is a continuous demand for shark fin soup, the shark population will remain in danger.

Anna M Clark

by Anna M Clark

Anna M Clark

Environment

Thousands homeless after Philippines typhoon

Nearly 200,000 people homeless, at least 313 dead and hundreds more missing after Typhoon Bopha hits eight provinces.

Opinion

The world has spoken

Despite the nine countries that voted "no" against Palestine in the UN, it is clear the majority of the world disagrees.

John V. Whitbeck

by John V. Whitbeck

John V. Whitbeck

Middle East

Palestinians celebrate status upgrade at UN

Overwhelming majority of states vote to give Palestine non-member observer status, despite Israeli and US opposition.

Middle East

Palestinians react to status upgrade

West Bank and Gaza celebrate UN vote, but not everyone is convinced the new status will help Palestine's cause.

Palestinians react to status upgrade

Environment

Local control revives depleted fisheries

Small community-led no-fishing areas are protecting reefs and sustaining marine environments.

Local control revives depleted fisheries

Opinion

Welcoming Palestine to UNESCO

With Palestine getting full membership to the UNESCO, it also serves as a political reminder of its bid for statehood.

Richard Falk

by Richard Falk

Richard Falk

Opinion

Protecting nature's nomads

Migratory patterns of 10,000 species are being destroyed by barriers, habitat degradation, pollution and climate change.

Achim Steiner

by Achim Steiner

Achim Steiner

Opinion

Guantanamo is an evolutionary experiment

US detention centre can remain open as long as the "war on terror" continues, with no end in sight.

Lisa Hajjar

by Lisa Hajjar

Lisa Hajjar

AJ IMPACT

US to slash aid payments to Palau

Cutback could leave Pacific island nation's economy struggling to stay afloat.

US to slash aid payments to Palau

Asia

Life after Guantanamo

Ex-detainees given asylum by Pacific island of Palau welcome freedom but not isolation.

Life after Guantanamo