Foster care in the United States is not a new concept for many families. Internationally, however, the push for non-institutionalized programs to place children in family settings is still taking shape. Here is a primer on the basic differences between adoption and foster care from an international perspective.
A small but growing number of organizations in India are tackling gender-based violence at its root, making men a central part of the solution.
British-Chinese author Xiaolu Guo, who was selected by Granta Magazine as one of Britain's best young novelists and was recently shortlisted for the Orange Prize, criticized American literature and also expressed concern that literature has become too ‘storytelling-driven.’ 'All the poetry, all the alternative things, have been pushed away by mainstream society,' she said.
The System of Rice Intensification, or SRI, is a method of rice farming with the potential to increase prductivity and reduce the effects of climate change. Similar methods have been used with other crops, to great success.
Luxury automaker Jaguar Land Rover reported that its 2013 sales were up 19 percent over the company's 2012 figures. According to the company, the bulk of the 425,006 vehicles sold were under the Land Rover brand.
When Barbara Bush complains about dominant political families, she should know. The world must move beyond rule by bloodlines and a belief in inherited traits.
After three years of decline, greenhouse-gas emissions are rising again, largely because of increased coal use. The best chance for the industry to erase its 'dirty coal' image is through carbon capture, which is making progress.