The Indian government's push to improve sanitation is ambitious and well-intentioned, but does little to help the most marginalized groups in Indian society.
Six hundred million Indians defecate outside every day. What does this mean for Indian society and what will it take to change this practice?
Tim Johnson talks to KPCC, Southern California public radio, about his reporting on Nicaragua's transoceanic canal.
Cambodia's Areng Valley and its inhabitants lie in the proposed path of a colossal dam. National Geographic reporter Rachel Link interviews Kalyanee Mam about her film, Fight for Areng Valley....
A young girl in Indonesia lives with the effects of an "uncommon disease"—mercury intoxication from gold mining pollution near her home.
Filmmakers Kalyanee Mam and Gary Marcuse speak about their films "Fight for Areng Valley" and "Searching for Sacred Mountain" on LinkTV's Earth Focus.
The flood that swept through the Indian state of Uttarakhand two years ago killed thousands of people. Now researchers are saying that melting glaciers and shifting storm tracks played a major role.
Residents of Nicaraguan villages along a proposed canal route fight for preservation, compensation, and recognition of the lives and homes that they've established over decades.
The heavily polluted Ganges in India needs a clean-up operation, but activists must honor the river’s spiritual significance to succeed where others have failed.
Over the last two centuries, promoters from Napoleon III to Howard Hughes have put forth some 70 proposals to build an interoceanic canal in Nicaragua. And now the timing may be right.
The final word on whether the $50 billion inter-oceanic canal for Nicaragua ever gets built could rest with an unlikely but critical role-player in international trade: insurance companies.
Nicaragua says a $50 billion interoceanic canal would give the country the economic boost it needs to escape grinding poverty. But environmentalists and scientists say the project is poorly planned.
"We will illuminate dark places and, with a deep sense of responsibility, interpret these troubled times."
JOSEPH PULITZER III (1913-1993)