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October 24, 2023

United States
U.S. Disaster Relief at Home and Abroad

The U.S. government responds to scores of disasters each year in coordination with foreign, state, and local partners, but more frequent and severe storms, fires, and floods are straining resources.

Search and rescue teams walk through a neighborhood destroyed by a wildfire in Lahaina, Hawaii.

June 21, 2023

Infrastructure
How U.S. Aviation Infrastructure Works

Civil aviation plays a crucial role in the U.S. transportation network and economy. Ongoing turbulence from the COVID-19 pandemic, underinvestment in infrastructure, and climate change are clouding i…

Passengers look through airport windows at the tarmac.

February 10, 2023

Latin America
Can Amazon Countries Save the Rain Forest?

The Amazon Rainforest plays a critical role in global climate health, but accelerating deforestation continues to raise alarm. How are the region’s governments responding?

A deforested area of the rain forest near the Trans-Amazonian Highway in Brazil.

October 12, 2021

United States
Corporate Taxes in a Globalized World

A group of more than one hundred countries has agreed to a historic rewrite of global tax rules. Here’s what to know.

Group of Seven (G7) finance ministers pose for a photo during a meeting in London in June 2021.

February 1, 2021

Climate Change
Envisioning a Green New Deal: A Global Comparison

The Green New Deal has motivated those who want the United States to undertake unprecedented climate action, but it has also drawn backlash. How is the rest of the world grappling with decarbonizatio…

Three workers install a solar panel on the roof of a building in Wuhan, China.