News headlines in September 2011

  1. U.S.: Al-Awlaqi Killing Gets Mixed Reviews

    While the administration of President Barack Obama Friday celebrated the killing of Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) militant and U.S. citizen Anwar al-Awlaki, the reaction among human rights groups and Yemen specialists was more critical.

  2. Q&A:: Environmental Awareness Through Imagery

    Through photo and film, French photojournalist Yann Arthus-Bertrand aims to demonstrate the environmental impacts of human activity and to raise public awareness about environmental issues.

  3. BRAZIL: Undersea Oil Revives Shipbuilding Industry

    So far in Brazil, the 'curse of oil' is only apparent in the political sphere, where Congress is divided about how to distribute the country's increasingly large oil earnings. But in the meantime the recent discoveries of offshore reserves in the Atlantic ocean are breathing new life into the shipbuilding industry.

  4. MEXICO: Women Left Out of U.N. Forest Plan

    Despite the growing participation of women in forestry projects in Mexico, the national strategy for the United Nations-led REDD+ forest plan in this country lacks a gender focus.

  5. AFRICA: More Dangerous to Be a Woman than a Soldier

    African women who bear the brunt of the continent’s conflicts now demand to play a defining role in peacekeeping.

  6. Q&A: Africa's Legislated Civil Society Crackdown

    Assassinations, intimidation and disappearances were the manifestations of civil society repression in Africa, but this may be changing as the crackdown on civil society is becoming more formally accepted and increasingly 'by the book', according to Ingrid Srinath, secretary general of the global civil society network, CIVICUS.

  7. Rising Seas Gnawing at West Africa’s Coastline

    Sea levels on the coasts of Côte d'Ivoire and other West African countries have risen again this year, devastating houses and other infrastructure. The search for effective solutions is lagging behind accelerating coastal erosion.

  8. Rising Seas Gnawing at West Africa’s Coastline

    Sea levels on the coasts of Côte d'Ivoire and other West African countries have risen again this year, devastating houses and other infrastructure. The search for effective solutions is lagging behind accelerating coastal erosion.

  9. Concerns Loom over Implications of Enhancement Technology

    Imagine a class of 24 children, three of whom take performance enhancing medicines that increase their chances of scoring high on standardized tests. Now quadruple that number, with one half of the pupils popping pills and the other pushing their pencils med free.

  10. Occupy Wall Street: 'It Is a Revolution'

    Since Sep. 17, hundreds of demonstrators in the Occupy Wall Street movement have transformed the quiet Zucotti Park in lower Manhattan from a place where Wall Street traders once relaxed during lunch breaks into a demonstration camp.