When industrialized nations pledged in 2009 to mobilize $100 billion a year by 2020 to help the poorest countries deal with climate change, it won over some skeptics in the developing world who had argued that rich nations should pay up for contributing so much to the problem.
The widening wealth gap between the poor and rich in the UK and other parts of the West is the result of an outdated economic system in which the affluent classes exploit the economy to their own advantage, an academic from London says.
A tiny Indonesian island, previously unexplored by archeologists, has been found to be unusually rich in ancient cave paintings following a study by researchers from The Australian National University (ANU).
Just eight men own the same wealth as the 3.6 billion people who make up the poorest half of humanity, according to a major new report by an international confederation of 19 organizations working in more than 90 countries.
Poverty in the US is often associated with deprivation, in areas including housing, employment, and education. Now a study coauthored by two MIT researchers has shown, in unprecedented geographic detail, another stark reality: Poor people live shorter lives, too.
Rasht, the capital of the northern province of Gilan, is one of the most important cities located in a vast plain about 30 km from the Caspian Sea and embracing the slopes of Alborz Mountain Range. The climate of Rasht is humid and changeable.