U.S. President Barack Obama delivers a speech at the Andrew P. Sanchez Community Center in Lower Ninth Ward of New Orleans, Louisiana, August 27, 2015. Obama heralded the progress New Orleans has made rebuilding since Hurricane Katrina battered the area 10 years ago but said more needed to be done to overcome poverty and inequality. REUTERS/Carlos Barria      TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY      - RTX1PYHB

President visits New Orleans ten years after Katrina


Speaking in one of the neighborhoods worst hit by Hurricane Katrina, President Obama praised the city’s recovery and acknowledged the challenges still facing its residents. Continue reading

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War refugees test Europe’s tolerance


An estimated 300,000 refugees have crossed the Mediterranean Sea to Europe this year, arriving in Southern European countries like Greece and quickly overwhelming local resources. Continue reading

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Is New Orleans prepared for the next Katrina?


New Orleans has spent a lot of money updating its defenses in the 10 years since Hurricane Katrina caused widespread flooding, but some fear that it may still not be enough when the next storm hits. Continue reading

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3D technology rebuilds artifacts destroyed by ISIS


The destruction of priceless antiquities by the Islamic State (ISIS) has horrified researchers worldwide, but 21st century technology offers one way of preserving ancient cultural heritage.
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Clothing company tells customers to buy less


In the age of consumerism, can a successful clothing manufacturer also promote conservationist values? Continue reading


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