Stories written by Verena Schälter

Q&A: “Urgent CO2 Cuts Critical to Save Our Oceans”

The health of the world's oceans is much worse than is widely believed, but it is not too late to change tack and help this critical ecosystem recover, at least in part, experts say.

China Offers Lifeline to Hard-Hit Europe

As the debt crisis drains the purses of European countries, EU members are trying to alleviate the economic downturn, in part with the aid of Chinese investments.

Crystal Lee speaks at UNICEF during the U.N. Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues in May. Credit: Courtesy of Crystal Lee

Q&A: “The U.N. Overlooks Native Rights in Developed Countries”

The United Nations has largely overlooked the plight of indigenous peoples in developed countries, says Crystal Lee, a Native American activist from the Navajo tribe.