Satellite data of climate activity enable remote herders to obtain drought insurance.
Columbia University is pioneering the use of hybrid solar cells to produce heat and electricity simultaneously.
The nation's entrepreneurial prowess may be the best hope to stem 9.7 percent unemployment. Companies from a laser-tech firm to a baby-sitting network are harnessing new ideas – and helping reinvent the economy.
President Obama met with the Dalai Lama Thursday. But instead of in the Oval Office, the meeting took place in the Map Room -- perhaps signaling a slight downgrading of the US relationship with the exiled Tibetan spiritual leader.
Readers write about bullet trains, public housing, and Gaza.
Gary Sick, who was the chief White House aide during Iran's Islamic Revolution in 1979 and the hostage crisis that followed, says the Green reform movement has a surprising strength. Tens of thousands of protesters have taken to the streets of Iran Thursday.
China was criticized by the US ambassador and other foreign diplomats after a Beijing court rejected the appeal of top Chinese dissident Liu Xiaobo against his 11-year jail sentence, the severest in recent memory.
China hinted at repercussions on Tuesday if President Obama meets the Dalai Lama as planned. It also rejected any talk of autonomy at the latest round of Tibet negotiations over the weekend.