When abuses happen at Canadian mining corporations' sites around the world, where and how can victims seek justice?
Around the world, island communities are scrambling to cope with the impending threat of rising seas. Florida's Key West aims to prove that adaptation is possible. But at what cost?
As the needs of a changing planet butt up against local economies, tough questions are emerging about how to help the global population without creating overwhelming hardship for vulnerable individuals.
Residents of New England's former mill towns often feel left behind after manufacturers leave town. But in Lawrence, Mass., locals have refused to let abandoned buildings and polluted landscapes define their future.
The Flint water crisis may have faded from national headlines, but for locals the story is lifelong. The city's holistic approach to recovery may hold lessons for other struggling communities.
How can people struggling with disabilities get ahead? When companies hire them for their skills, not just to fill a quota. That's beginning to happen in countries from Mexico to Germany, Canada, and the United States.
As water scarcity fuels conflicts around the world, sister cities along the US-Mexican border have found mutual success by working together rather than turning against each other.
Tiny Jefferson, Iowa, is energized by the promise of a few dozen well-paying tech jobs. Its unexpected ally: a politician from California who says innovation isn’t just for places that sport an Amazon or Google HQ.
In the 1990s, Silicon Valley promised a global virtual community that would level hierarchies and empower individuals. Instead, we wound up with a habit-forming outrage machine that spies on us. What went wrong?
For many, the question of whether to accept refugees into the United States comes down to politics. For many Jews – as well as Muslims and Christians – it is “a matter of moral commitment.”
As humans expand into wild areas and endangered species gain new ground, people are increasingly clashing with predators. In Idaho, one group of ranchers is trying to instill a culture of coexistence.
Depending on whom you ask, fracking has either been a boon for or a scourge on the United States. In Colorado, both visions have played out. And this November, the two perspectives face off on the ballot.
Legalization of recreational marijuana is a big step for any country, but it’s perhaps that much bigger a step for Canada, which typically has not challenged global mores, like that against drug use, so directly.
During his first and second hearings before the Senate Judiciary Committee, Judge Brett Kavanaugh showed two distinct sides: a cool-headed umpire and a fiery partisan. The question now is, which one is likely to show up at the Supreme Court?
In an age of extraordinary divisiveness, a tight Senate battle in pro-Trump Montana is testing whether moderate Democrats like Sen. Jon Tester – who has been willing to cross the president – can win.
River communities often struggle to keep surging floodwaters from destroying property. In Davenport, Iowa, however, residents have instead learned to live with the ebbs and flows of the Mississippi.
As President Trump threatens Ottawa amid renegotiations of NAFTA, it has rekindled a form of nationalism north of the border, which in multicultural and multilingual Canada more often takes the shape of anti-Americanism.
Immigration court judges have a bench-side view of the stresses already placed on the system. The Monitor's Texas bureau chief interviewed former and current judges about the effects of the Trump administration's changes.
Conservation efforts are often portrayed as being in opposition to economic interests. But to most Maine lobstermen environmental sustainability is an economic imperative – and a source of pride.
President Trump, who campaigned on strengthening US borders, introduced a new policy early this month of separating children from parents who have crossed into the United States illegally. Separately, the government recently admitted that it was unable to locate 1,475 unaccompanied minors.
Extensive drought has forced farmers in the Texas Panhandle to rely more heavily on water drawn from the Ogallala Aquifer, raising concerns that they may be mortgaging their grandchildren's futures.
Climate change is threatening Zanzibar's seaweed industry, and the gains that it has given farmers, who are mostly women: not just income, but newfound authority. Now they're fighting back, collaborating with researchers to protect their crops.
Kosovo has done little to help the victims of sexual violence during its 1998-99 conflict, but with new legislation that is changing. However, the effort to provide recognition and restitution to survivors is marred by deep problems.
The differences are striking: Blast walls are coming down and streets are reopening as Baghdad sheds the visual reminders of war's long grip. But is it enough to just wish peace into existence? Iraqis are keeping an eye on ISIS, but the fatigue with fighting and yearning for normalcy are changing the face of the city.
Spouses of H-1B visa workers, whose work permits may be revoked in June by the Trump administration, say they are being unfairly targeted and have a right to earn a living. So do we, say laid-off US tech workers, accusing companies of abusing the visa system to lock them out of jobs.