What Birth Control for Men Will Change, and What It Might Not
Society has come a long way in expecting men to share reproductive responsibility, but those who could benefit most might not get access.
Meet the ‘Future Generations’ Commissioner of Wales
Sophie Howe has one job: make sure her country’s policies benefit citizens who haven’t been born yet.
Meet the ‘Cultural Mediators’ Who Help Refugees in Germany
For thousands of refugees, integrating in Germany is made easier by a local mentor.
Liberia’s Beekeepers Harness the Power of Simplicity
“Once you have the skills to build one beehive, you can make 100.”
How Norway Popularized an Ultra-Sustainable Heating Method
No other country has more heat pumps per capita, a cheap, highly efficient tool to keep homes warm — and carbon footprints small.
France Is Freeing Fruit and Veg from Its Plastic Prison
Under a new law, a large portion of the country’s produce will no longer be sold in single-use plastic containers.
‘Community Ownership’ Might Be the Best Way to Fight Deforestation
When forests are managed by the people who live in them, conservation tends to follow.
Could Low-Carbon Trains Cure Europe’s Flying Addiction?
A new generation of sleeper cars and short-haul routes are helping railways compete against discount airlines.
Returning 600,000 Acres to Nature, One Piece at a Time
As homeowners, churches and even railway operators “rewild” their land, biodiversity is flocking back to England’s East Anglia region.
France’s ‘Peevolution’ Is Irrigating Farms With Liquid Gold
A century ago, Paris recycled half of its urine. Today, it’s being used as a high-grade fertilizer once again.
Ancient Farming Techniques Are Climate-Proofing Today’s Agriculture
In the Bolivian Andes, the low-water growing practices used by Mayans and Aztecs are making a comeback.
How Bogotá’s Waste Pickers Reinvented Their Jobs for a Modern City
As waste collection gets professionalized, the people who keep Bogotá clean and green are making sure they’re not left behind.
Ask Me Anything! Our New Contributing Editor Peter Yeung
What makes Paris special? Any tips for learning French? You asked, Peter answered.
No Smoking — Ever? New Zealand’s Plan to Stub Out Cigarettes
In an era of decriminalization, a proposal to phase in a total ban has some harm-reduction advocates scratching their heads.
In Paris, More Student Diversity Means Less Private School Flight
An experiment in shuffling kids from school to school saw more families stick with the public system.