May 5, 2015 by Chris Kraul

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.

Image by Cameron Conaway. India, 2013.
April 7, 2015 by Cameron Conaway

India has declared 2015-2016 as Jal Kranti Varsh, or Water Revolution Year. What will this mean for the Ganges, the country’s most sacred and notoriously polluted river?

October 2, 2014 by Sonia Shah, Dan McCarey

The cholera epidemic that hit Haiti four years ago bears some startling resemblances to one that devastated Manhattan two centuries earlier.

September 3, 2014 by Tom Clement

In the Indian border state of Sikkim, indigenous Himalayan communities charted for hydroelectric dam construction fight to protect their sacred rivers.

August 23, 2014 by Reana Thomas

Alien invaders, primarily two plant species, threaten the livelihoods of 10,000 households surrounding Wular Lake in Kashmir, India.

Image by Kalyanee Mam. Cambodia, 2014.
July 30, 2014 by Kalyanee Mam

A revolution is awakening in Cambodia—with protests led by a monk who is speaking out against the environmental destruction of his country.

Image by Wu Di. China, 2014.
June 30, 2014 by He Guangwei

China confronts a hidden but grave environmental threat—soil pollution related to industrial development that affects as much as one fifth of China's farmland.

Image by Sam Loewenberg. Uganda, 2014.
March 21, 2014 by Samuel Loewenberg

Uganda has a sanitation crisis, and it will take innovative solutions to help this country suffering from its own waste, where only 30 percent of the population has access to improved sanitation.

Image by Sean Gallagher. India, 2013.
November 6, 2013 by Sean Gallagher

Pollution in India is a hidden problem with catastrophic consequences affecting rural and urban areas. Chromium contamination, lead pollution and pesticide poisoning have left a toxic trail.

Image by Steve Matzker. Nepal, 2013.
October 1, 2013 by Steven E. 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.

Image by Nick Swyter. Panama, 2013.
July 30, 2013 by Nick Swyter

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.

July 30, 2013 by Yves Eudes, Olivier Truc

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.