Asian States Say They’ll Focus on Causes of Migrant Crisis

Asian States Say They’ll Focus on Causes of Migrant Crisis

A meeting held here on Friday to address the continuing exodus of migrants and refugees from Myanmar and Bangladesh ended with a commitment by the participants to target the root causes of the crisis and an ambitious plan of assistance for the impoverished and...
Tutu: The Slow Genocide Against the Rohingya

Tutu: The Slow Genocide Against the Rohingya

In a speech at the Oslo Conference on Rohingyas, transcribes on Newsweek.com, Archbishop Desmond Tutu credits the government of Myanmar for recent reforms, but reminds us all that t cannot “blind us to the ongoing disavowal and repression of its ethnic...
Aung San Suu Kyi must act on refugee crisis: Dalai Lama …

Aung San Suu Kyi must act on refugee crisis: Dalai Lama …

The Dalai Lama has appealed to Myanmar’s Nobel peace laureate Aung San Suu Kyi to speak up for the country’s persecuted Muslim Rohingya minority amid a worsening refugee crisis. The Tibetan Buddhist spiritual leader, the world’s most ­famous refugee, told The...
Nobel laureates appeal for end to persecution of Rohingya

Nobel laureates appeal for end to persecution of Rohingya

Several Nobel Peace Prize winners on Thursday called for an end to the persecution of Myanmar’s Rohingya Muslims, describing it as “nothing less than genocide,” and appealed for international help for them in Rakhine state. The appeal came at the end...
Solar Cookers: Saving Lives, and the Environment

Solar Cookers: Saving Lives, and the Environment

Nearly 3 billion people worldwide cook over open fires. Some cannot afford to purchase food and fuel, or to make their water safe to drink. Many are deforesting their regions in the process, a significant contributor to climate change in itself, at the same time...
Ocean Farming: Changing the Way we Harvest from the Ocean

Ocean Farming: Changing the Way we Harvest from the Ocean

Bren Smith, owner of Thimble Island Oyster Co and Executive Director of GreenWave, pioneered the development of restorative 3D ocean farming. A lifelong commercial fisherman, Bren’s farming model is designed to restore ocean ecosystems, mitigate climate change, and...