Published July 31, 2016

Stronger together

India is home to 18.3 million modern slaves. Can mobilizing freed ones help change that?

Story by Michael Holtz, photos by Ann Hermes | July 31, 2016
Published March 25, 2016

Can developing petrostates learn to live without oil?

What looks like an economic catastrophe may turn out to be an opportunity.

CSM Projects
Published March 17, 2016

The source code of political power

Human interaction is a march toward change and turmoil – not stability

CSM Projects
Published February 23, 2016

Is the UK’s clean-energy future at risk?

The government says it’s working to reduce over-spending on subsidies for renewables, but critics aren’t convinced.

Cristina Maza, Staff writer of the Christian Science Monitor • Feb. 23, 2016
Published January 29, 2016

Beehives and voting booths

There’s order in the chaos of presidential primaries, but is there wisdom?

By John H. Miller, Carnegie Mellon University and the Santa Fe Institute
Published January 25, 2016

Human trafficking: California keeps a closer eye on recruiters

A new law seeks to protect vulnerable guest workers, and unwary businesses, from unscrupulous recruiters.

CSM Projects
Published January 19, 2016

Why people become terrorists

How violent extremism emerges from complex social systems.

Mirta Galesic, Santa Fe Institute
Published January 18, 2016

California wants to know who’s harvesting your shrimp

When it comes to big business, what can a transparency law really achieve?

CSM Projects
Published January 11, 2016

Radical idea to help freed slaves: Just give them cash

In Thailand, the Issara Institute gives freed workers money, instead of services, and a chance to make their own choices

CSM Projects
Published January 6, 2016

Engineered societies

Can science help orchestrate social outcomes? Should it?

Jessica C. Flack, Santa Fe Institute, and Manfred D. Laubichler, Arizona State University and Santa Fe Institute
Published January 4, 2016

In Seattle, a team approach gets victories against traffickers 

CSM Projects
Published December 22, 2015

Are humans truly unique? How do we know?

Jennifer A. Dunne and Marcus J. Hamilton, Santa Fe Institute
Published December 21, 2015

On embassy row, a fraying veil of immunity

Foreign missions in the US that abuse their domestic staff are being held to account

Taking on diplomatic immunity that shields labor trafficking
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Published December 14, 2015

For migrants, a push for cross-border justice

Lawyers are helping Mexican workers sue abusive employers in US courts. 

CSM Projects
Published December 7, 2015

An epic legal battle pays off for trafficked workers

The lessons learned from a landmark US lawsuit

CSM Projects
Published December 1, 2015

Old economic models couldn't predict the recession. Time for new ones.

The US uses ‘Big Computing’ to analyze climate, healthcare, and even traffic – why not the economy?

Rob Axtell, George Mason University, and J. Doyne Farmer, the Institute for New Economic Thinking and the Santa Fe Institute
Published November 30, 2015

World’s chocolate gets sweeter: How consumer outrage is reducing child labor on cocoa farms   

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Published November 25, 2015

Could finance derail Paris climate talks?

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Published November 25, 2015

In Paris, a turning point for global climate talks

Long-time participants hope this year's UN climate summit can succeed where past efforts have fallen short.

by David J. Unger, staff writer of The Christian Science Monitor • Nov. 25, 2015
Published November 18, 2015

How to free modern slaves: Three tech solutions that are working

From satellite surveillance of illegal fishing boats to online sleuthing into recruitment practices.

Part 5 in a series on solutions to labor trafficking.
CSM Projects
Published November 17, 2015

A Planet of Cities

Why all cities – despite their unique geographies, cultures, and accidents of history – are really the same.

Luís M. A. Bettencourt and Geoffrey B. West, The Santa Fe Institute
Published November 13, 2015

In Florida’s tomato fields, a fight for ethical farm labor grows

For most of Immokalee’s field hands, blatant  abuses have largely vanished from the tomato rows.

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Published November 11, 2015


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Published November 10, 2015


Worlds hidden in plain sight

David Krakauer, President, Santa Fe Institute
Published November 9, 2015

Energy Voices

Perspectives on the future of global energy and the climate 

Curated by The Christian Science Monitor
Published November 9, 2015

From England's pews, a quiet abolitionist finds his voice on slavery

A collaboration between Catholic churches and police officers to fight trafficking takes shape

CSM Projects
Published November 9, 2015

Why universities and industry should collaborate on climate change

To achieve the kind of sustainable future we will want our grandchildren to inherit, we need everyone on board.

To achieve the kind of environmentally sustainable future we will want our grandchildren to inherit, we need everyone on board, Armstrong writes.
By Robert Armstrong, MIT Energy Initiative • Nov. 9, 2015
Published November 8, 2015

The Summit

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Published November 4, 2015

UN climate chief: Global warming above 2 degrees C is not an option

Christiana Figueres talks climate risks and energy transformations at a Monitor-hosted event.

by Cristina Maza, staff writer of The Christian Science Monitor • Nov. 3, 2015
Published November 2, 2015

One woman’s journey from Staten Island slavery to being her own boss

Labor trafficking victims in New York have banded together to help others and build new lives.

CSM Projects
Published October 26, 2015

Labor trafficking is everywhere and nowhere

An overview of 21st-century slavery

CSM Projects
Published October 16, 2015

Momentum – but uncertainty – in final pre-Paris climate talks

by Cristina Maza, staff writer of The Christian Science Monitor  •  Oct. 16, 2015
Published October 14, 2015

Everyone’s favorite climate change fix

Economists, officials, and executives across the globe are increasingly united around using carbon pricing to stem the

by Cristina Maza, staff writer of The Christian Science Monitor
Published October 6, 2015

As winter looms, war-weary Ukraine shows signs of energy independence

As Russia and Europe push for a wintertime natural gas deal, will Ukraine assert its independence and forgo Russian gas?

by Cristina Maza, staff writer of The Christian Science Monitor  •  Oct. 6, 2015
Published October 2, 2015

Seeing the Paris climate talks through a wide-angle lens

What happens around and after the summit is just as important as the summit itself, experts said at an event Thursday.

David J. Unger, staff writer of The Christian Science Monitor • Oct. 2, 2015
Published September 24, 2015

Central Asia’s shifting pipeline politics

Caught between superpowers, can "the stans" find independence amid an energy revolution? 

by Cristina Maza, staff writer of The Christian Science Monitor  •  Sept. 24, 2015
Published September 15, 2015

From Boston to Beijing, signs of climate momentum

Experts talk energy progress at an event hosted by The Christian Science Monitor and World Resources Institute.

By Cristina Maza and David J. Unger, Staff writers of The Christian Science Monitor  •  Sept. 15, 2015
Published September 2, 2015

Clean energy made simple

Power your home or business with 100% wind energy in minutes.

In five minutes, you can hit the switch on clean, renewable wind energy for your entire home. Learn how from Arcadia Power.
Sponsored by Arcadia Power
Published August 31, 2015

The battery’s next revolution

A new generation of super cells promises to reshape the future of energy.

by David J. Unger,  Staff writer of The Christian Science Monitor • Sept. 3, 2015