Willie Shubert

An interactive map, launched at Rio+20, seeks to help people keep up-to-date on the state of the Amazon basin. The map at the center of InfoAmazonia.org combines the descriptive power of cartography with timely news and reports about environmental threats to the region. The map offers three layers–deforestation, fires, and extractive industries– to add critical...

  As the president of the UN Foundation, former U.S. Senator Tim Wirth’s job is to connect people, ideas, and resources to help the United Nations solve global problems. Two kinds of power, electricity and empowerment, were on Senator Wirth’s mind when he sat down to discuss Rio+20, the UN’s largest sustainable development conference happening...