August 4, 2011, 11am PDT
The population of children in Germany continues to fall, and those that exist are increasingly in poverty.
July 20, 2011, 9am PDT
A proposed 20-mile bridge would span the Red Sea to connect Egypt and Saudi Arabia -- connecting Arab states and reducing reliance on land passage through Israel.
July 4, 2011, 11am PDT
The center of protest in Yemen's capital city of Sana'a has turned into a massive tent city, with more than 4,000 tents and a variety of services, public spaces and pop-up industries.
June 17, 2011, 10am PDT
Plans to build a copy of a scenic Austrian village in China have irked officials in Hallstatt, Austria, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
June 10, 2011, 2pm PDT
A new book by researcher Antoine Buéno looks at the cartoon and comic book characters the Smurfs as an example of a totalitarian regime with utopian goals.
June 10, 2011, 9am PDT
A never-completed nuclear reactor in Germany is being converted into an amusement park. The project has been years in the works, and is still only partially converted.
May 15, 2011, 9am PDT
Rural areas in Germany are seeing major declines in population. Some worry that these declining villages and towns are being left by the wayside as the nation heads towards urban centers.
April 12, 2011, 12pm PDT
This piece from<em>Der Spiegel</em> takes you inside the abandoned cities of Japan that were forced to clear out amid threats of nuclear meltdown.
March 22, 2011, 9am PDT
Officials in Hamburg, Germany are considering a plan to build an aerial tram connecting two of the city's popular neighborhoods.
March 12, 2011, 5am PST
As a Berlin neighborhood gains favor among foreign tourists, locals are fighting to preserve their community's charm and identity.
March 3, 2011, 6am PST
As floods increase and the tourist-focus of the city pervades, Venice, Italy is losing much of its charm -- and its native population.
January 18, 2011, 10am PST
Rome has instituted a new tax on tourists aimed at building a fund to restore its crumbling infrastructure. But some worry it will drive tourists away.
December 11, 2010, 9am PST
In an effort to halt the destruction of rainforests, increasing amounts of money are being offered to countries for preservation efforts. But some wonder whether throwing money at the problem will yield a solution.
October 29, 2010, 8am PDT
More and more European cities are following the lead of cities like Paris and installing bike sharing systems. This article from <em>Der Spiegel</em> wonders if they'll last.
October 11, 2010, 5am PDT
Next June, Paris will begin a test phase of a citywide electric car-sharing program.
October 1, 2010, 7am PDT
After a trip through Eastern Germany in 1990 photographing blasted out buildings from World War Two, photographer Stefan Koppelkamm's second trip ten years later revealed vastly renovated places -- to his disappointment.
August 31, 2010, 6am PDT
Six finalists have been chosen in a bid to redesign Berlin's decommissioned Tempelhof Airport. The airport is currently open as a park, but the city wants a more formal redesign.
August 27, 2010, 11am PDT
The new HafenCity district under construction in Hamburg, Germany, is one of the largest urban developments underway today. Some worry that its newness and bigness aren't prime conditions for harboring neighborliness.
August 10, 2010, 6am PDT
Some economists are warning that China's building boom is actually a bubble that is soon to burst.
August 3, 2010, 8am PDT
A marsh in Iraq drained by Saddam Hussein and believed by some to be the site of the Garden of Eden is being restored -- despite dangerous risks.