The Rana Plaza tragedy exposed the hidden cost of Bangladesh’s $20 billion-a-year export garment industry. Jason Motlagh returns to investigate the systemic problems that led to the deadly collapse.
Asia, Globalization, Human Rights, Human Rights
In the most biologically diverse place on earth, rising temperatures are causing trees and plants to adapt. Can they do so fast enough?
Climate change, Science, Ecosystems, Effect of Human Activities on the Earth, The Political and Social Conditions of Developing Nations
At least 1.5 million people have fled the conflict in Syria. Most have taken refuge in Jordan, Turkey and Lebanon, where they are straining resources and raising concerns about regional stability.
Human Rights, Human Rights, refugees, Religion and religious tolerance, Modern Day Conflicts
Reporter Kathleen McLaughlin looks at how China's efforts to provide medical aid to Africa have been corrupted by fake drugs.
Africa, Asia, Health, Human Rights
From HIV/AIDS to malaria and tuberculosis, poor countries endure more than their share of health crises. Now they are stalked by a new nemesis on course to claim even more lives—highway fatalities.
In Nicaragua and El Salvador, a complete abortion ban has led to unsafe abortions and turned doctors into informants. The number of girls under 14 who give birth has increased by 48 percent.
Gender issues, Health, Human Rights, Religion and religious tolerance, The Political and Social Conditions of Developing Nations
For more than 300 years, Scotland has been a loyal member of the United Kingdom. But in the fall of 2014, Scots will vote on whether they want to become an independent nation.
Europe, Regional/border disputes
Le Monde journalist Yves Eudes discusses his six-part reporting project on climate change in the Arctic.
Journalists Fred de Sam Lazaro and Simone Ahuja discuss their reporting from India.
While the debate over health user fees has been raging in international development circles for decades, in Malawi the issue has a longer history, combustible politics, and intense personal relevance...
In Malawi, people are using a deceptively simple strategy to alleviate poverty: giving poor people money and letting them decide how to spend it.
Journalist Larry Price discusses his reporting on what it's like to be a child laborer in the gold mines of Burkina Faso.
Panama is confronting its electricity crisis by constructing a major dam near a territory designated for the Ngäbe-Buglé, an indigenous people who believe the dam will threaten their way of life.
Effect of Human Activities on the Earth, Environmental Public Policy, Role of Water in Natural and Human-Made Environments
Allison Shelley and Allyn Gaestel discuss the challenges of reporting on "Chaupadi: Nepali Women's Monthly Exile" and the barriers to reproductive health care faced by women in rural Nepal.
Asia, Gender issues, Health, The Political and Social Conditions of Developing Nations, World Religions
Global warming is happening faster around the Arctic Ocean than anywhere else. To adjust to this new climate, local communities must change the way they live and work – for better and for worse.
Climate change, Europe, Globalization, Ecosystems, Effect of Human Activities on the Earth, Role of Water in Natural and Human-Made Environments, Watersheds
Foreign troops are leaving Afghanistan. As the decade-long effort to secure the country draws to a close, how are Afghanistan’s most vulnerable communities preparing for the challenges that lie ahead...
Defense, militarization and security, Education and learning, Modern Day Conflicts
India has launched programs to make healthcare available to rural families, but crippling medical bills and rampant fraud persist. Why is aid failing to reach those who need it most?
As Colombia struggles to free itself from a vortex of violence, union members, human rights activists and others still feel threatened by criminal elements––and their own government.
Human Rights, Human Rights, The Political and Social Conditions of Developing Nations, Modern Day Conflicts
The largest generation in history is entering its prime childbearing years, poised to add 2 billion more people to the planet. Ken Weiss investigates the causes and consequences of such rapid growth.
Food security, Science, Effect of Human Activities on the Earth
A push-pull between Ghana’s residents and its department of waste management has been ongoing—trash bins have been stolen and open defecation is commonplace. A turnaround may be in the works.
Africa, Effect of Human Activities on the Earth, Environmental Public Policy, Freshwater Resources, Role of Water in Natural and Human-Made Environments