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Nepal: Working on Shaky Ground

Grantee Jane Qiu speaks to Nature’s Adam Levy about how the effects of last year's earthquake in Nepal could be felt for years or even decades.

Nepal's Khumbu Climbing Center

Nepal's April 2015 earthquake scared many tourists away from the country, hurting the country economically since Nepal thrives on tourist money. However, locals still lead climbing expeditions with the hopes that the number of tourists will rise.

Listening for Landslides

A year after a devastating earthquake triggered killer avalanches and rock falls in Nepal, scientists are wiring up mountainsides to forecasts hazards.

April 25, 2016

Brick by Brick: Reforming South Asia’s Brick Kilns

Michael Holtz, Ann Hermes, Fred de Sam Lazaro, Richard Coolidge

Brick making across India and Nepal has long relied on bonded and child labor. What will it take to clean up an industry so rife with abuse?

April 24, 2016

Nepal's Ticking Timebomb

Jane Qiu

The legacy of the 2015 Gorkha earthquake in Nepal could last for decades. Scientists begin to understand why the badly shaken landscape is prone to landslides, especially during monsoons.

February 03, 2016

The Life Equation

Rob Tinworth, Miles O'Brien

Big Data is coming to global health. But who should decide who lives and dies: Doctors on the front lines or a mathematical formula?

October 05, 2015

Nepali Mass Migration: What's Left Behind

Pankaj Khadka

As thousands of able-bodied men leave Nepali villages for cities and go abroad for employment and to escape poverty, many villages no longer have any adult men—only kids, women, and elderly remain.

September 29, 2015

Stranded: Nepalese Companies Abandon Workers in Qatar

Yam Kumari Kandel, Shilu Manandhar

Eager to earn money to send home to their families, Nepalese workers sign on with Nepalese agencies that traffic them into forced labor and abandon them when they need help.

November 17, 2013

Nepali Lives, Foreign Dreams

Anup Kaphle

A special election in Nepal fuels hope for an end to years of gridlock but thousands of Nepalis are voting with their feet—leaving the country in pursuit of better opportunities.

October 01, 2013

Nepal: Water Rights on the Koshi River

Steve Matzker, Jennifer Gonzalez

While Nepal’s hydropower potential is great, economic, health and environmental impacts from dams are emerging. Steve Matzker and Jennifer Gonzalez explore water rights issues in the region.

September 01, 2013

Nepal’s Dental Crisis and an Unlikely Hero

Jennifer Miller

For 10 years, Laura Spero has provided badly needed dental care for 18,000 Nepalis, with the financial help of her childhood hometown, Bethesda, Md. The program is growing, but can it survive?

December 12, 2012

Chaupadi: Nepali Women's Monthly Exile

Allison Shelley, Allyn Gaestel

In rural western Nepal, many women are sent to live in animal sheds while they are menstruating. This ingrained cultural practice, called chaupadi, can wreak unintended havoc on their health.

March 12, 2012

Children at Risk

Kem Knapp Sawyer

Across the world more attention needs to be focused on children's needs so that girls as well as boys will attend school and learn to read, and that all will have safe water and access to healthcare.

July 29, 2011

Nepal: Married Before They’re Ready

Hanna Ingber, Anna Tomasulo

In Nepal, child marriage affects every aspect of a girl’s life, from her education prospects to her physical and mental health to her chances for escaping poverty.

Psychological Effects on Migrant Workers

This lesson covers some of the psychological impacts that affect migrant workers and their families using reporting on Filipino migrant workers and their families by Ana P. Santos.

Lesson Plan: World Water Day

The following World Water Day lesson plan and classroom resources for humanities, science, social studies, media and English teachers ask students to investigate four Pulitzer Center reporting...

The Debate Around Global Health Spending

This lesson introduces students to journalist Rob Tinworth's The Life Equation project. It explores the debate around how data is used to help decide how money for global healthcare is divided up.

Museum of Current Crises

This lesson plan outlines a project that allows students the opportunity to connect with a contemporary crisis somewhere in the world.