Wastewater: our most overlooked water source?

Mar 22, 2017
March 22 is World Water Day, and this year’s theme is wastewater. The United Nations is hoping to shed light on the value of all the water we literally flush down the toilet. Other countries use wastewater, but the idea hasn’t taken hold in the U.S. Click the audio player above to hear the full […]

The U.S. spends a lot less on foreign aid than you think

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Mar 17, 2017
Besides goodwill, there are other advantages to giving.
A general view shows a Sudanes worker sitting on the USA flagged bulk carrier.
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How rural poverty is fueling the refugee crisis

Jan 27, 2017
The head of the International Fund for Agricultural Development says there's been a lack of investment in rural areas.
Julian Mokagihana (L), 63, and her family prepare for their evening meal at their rural home, located about 70 kilometers south of Kigali, Rwanda. 
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Will U.S. contribution to U.N. Green Climate Fund be its last?

Jan 18, 2017
The Obama administration contributes another half a billion dollars.

The UN and US both have new leaders. Do they agree?

Dec 29, 2016
Trump has already attacked the U.N. Do the two leaders agree on any issues?
The United Nations Security Council meeting at U.N. headquarters in New York City.
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How will American-Israeli relations fare under Trump?

Dec 22, 2016
To get an idea, look at Twitter.

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Does America need the World Trade Organization?

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Dec 20, 2016
Donald Trump doesn't seem to care for big global institutions. What happens if we leave one behind?
President-elect Donald Trump meets with cadets from the Military academies prior to the game between the Navy Midshipmen and the Army Black Nights at M&T Bank Stadium on December 10, 2016 in Baltimore, Maryland.

 
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How will U.N.-U.S. relations fare under Trump administration?

Dec 2, 2016
Today, President Obama will meet with incoming United Nations chief Antonio Guterres. Guterres will step into the Secretary General role in January. That’s also when we’ll see a new administration in Washington. What could U.N.-U.S. relations look like under President Trump?  Click the above audio player to hear the full story. 
United Nations Secretary General-designate Antonio Guterres looks on during a joint press conference with Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi at the foreign ministry on Nov. 28, 2016 in Beijing, China.
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Think you can't help Syrian refugees? Look at these folks

Aug 1, 2016
More relief agencies are turning to local community groups for help with refugees