US Election 2020: Americans choose between Trump and Biden

Americans are voting in one of the most divisive presidential elections in decades, pitting incumbent Republican Donald Trump against his Democratic challenger Joe Biden

US Senate elections: the key races that will determine power in Washington

The Democrats face a tough challenge to reclaim control of the Senate, up against the Republicans’ 53-47 majority. With 35 seats up for re-election it will probably come down to seven key races

Understanding 'aerosol transmission' could be key to controlling coronavirus

We should still wash our hands, but growing evidence suggests one of the main ways Covid-19 spreads is through the air

Rewild to mitigate the climate crisis, urge leading scientists

Restoring degraded natural lands highly effective for carbon storage and avoiding species extinctions

Heads in the Sand: Why We Fail to Foresee and Contain Catastrophe

We are living in a time of crisis. From the immediate challenge of the COVID-19 pandemic to the looming existential threat of climate change, the world is grappling with massive global dangers—to say nothing of countless problems within countries, su

Trump vs. World, Round 2

As president, he took a hammer to the international order, for better or worse. A special report on how a second term could truly reshape the globe.

West Needs New Ideas, Not Just New Voices

Increased space for minorities is welcome, but shouldn’t be confused with genuine intellectual diversity and openness of thought.

The Lies That Infected Trump

Like other world leaders who have contracted COVID-19, US President Donald Trump could easily have avoided being infected by observing normal public-health strictures. But Trump’s anti-scientific dispensation has deeper roots in recent American polit

EU tussle over climate change ambition hots up after Parliament vote

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The European Parliament has voted in favour of a legally binding target for the European Union to cut its greenhouse gas emissions by 60% by 2030, against 1990 levels, according to vote results released on Wednesday.

Armenia Needs to Sue for Peace Now: The Alternative is Even Worse

From the author: In writing about tragedy, Aristotle speaks of the moment of reversal—the inflexion point of misfortune, as it were, that marks the onset of the tragic unraveling. Irrespective of whatever sympathies one may hold for Armenia, the sage

Capitalism After the Pandemic

After the 2008 financial crisis, governments across the world injected over $3 trillion into the financial system. The goal was to unfreeze credit markets and get the global economy working again.

An Epic Moment of National Shame: The Debate Was an Embarrassment for the Ages

At frequent intervals on Tuesday night, the natural human reaction—lower the sound, wince and look away—took over, and the first presidential debate of the 2020 general election became nearly unwatchable.

Food loss and waste ‘an ethical outrage’, UN chief says on International Day

New approaches and solutions are needed to address worsening food loss and waste, the UN Secretary-General has said, in a message marking the first ever International Day of Awareness of Food Loss and Waste Reduction.

World leaders pledge to halt Earth’s destruction ahead of UN summit

France, Germany and UK among more than 60 countries promising to put wildlife and climate at heart of post-Covid recovery plans

Explainer: Despite Trump claims, voter fraud is extremely rare. Here is how U.S. states keep it that way

President Donald Trump and some Republican allies have repeatedly asserted, without evidence, that a surge in mail-in voting amid the coronavirus pandemic will lead to massive fraud in November’s election.

EU's farm animals 'produce more emissions than cars and vans combined'

Greenpeace says bloc must get a grip on reducing greenhouse gases from livestock or risk missing Paris agreement targets

Biden blasts Trump's plan for US Supreme Court vacancy

After the death of Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Trump says he will name a nominee this week as Senators plan pre-election vote.

Geoengineering Is the Only Solution to Our Climate Calamities

Altering Earth’s geophysical environment is a moon shot—and it will be the only way to reverse the damage done. It’s time to take it more seriously.

International Day of Peace 21 September 2020 Theme: Shaping Peace Together

Each year the International Day of Peace is observed around the world on 21 September. The UN General Assembly has declared this as a day devoted to strengthening the ideals of peace, through observing 24 hours of non-violence and cease-fire.

Prof Jeff Sachs: 'Our politicians didn't listen to pandemic warnings - then a devilish virus hit'

Experts have been saying for years that new epidemics were coming, says UN adviser - we were unprepared because no one listened

The Greatest Generation’s Squandered Legacy

As profound as the COVID-19 crisis seems to us now, it pales in comparison to what previous generations faced. Unlike in the past, however, today's biggest threats must be addressed at both the national and global levels, implying the need for politi

Red and Blue America took different roads. Here's how to bring them together

America has been coming apart at the seams, with Democrats and Republicans increasingly unable of communicating with one another.

International Day of Democracy 15 September

The unprecedented COVID-19 crisis has resulted in major social, political and legal challenges globally. As states around the world adopt emergency measures to address the crisis, it is critical that they continue to uphold the rule of law, protect a

Prepare for election month, not election night

All of us need to start preparing for a deeply worrying scenario on Nov. 3. It is not some outlandish fantasy, but rather the most likely course of events based on what we know today.

Why Does California Have So Many Wildfires?

There are four key ingredients to the disastrous wildfire seasons in the West, and climate change is a key culprit.