As the population of northern China explodes, it needs more water than the land can provide. To bring water to its thirsty cities, the government has embarked on the world’s most expensive and largest engineering feat: the South-North Water Diversion Project.
Big plans do not always happen. Such is the case with Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn's proposal to merge the agency responsible for youth prisons (Department of Juvenile Justice) with the agency responsible for foster care (Department of Children and Family Services).
Illinois' governor on Wednesday is paving the way for the state to get its first coal-to-gas plant in Chicago.The $3 billion plant is set to be built on a former industrial site on the city's southeast side.
One year after massive floods engulfed Pakistan and displaced 10 million people, many haris, or sharecroppers, face a difficult decision. Do they return home, where huge debts and impatient zamindars, or landlords, await?
Syria bolstered security around the U.S. embassy in Damascus after Monday’s attack by a pro-government mob on the compound drew worldwide rebuke. After weeks of restrained U.S. reaction to Syria’s brutal crackdown on democracy protestors, diplomatic exchanges between the countries are now tense.