April 10, 2012 by Simeon Tegel

From Tijuana to Tierra del Fuego, climate change is gripping Latin America. Simeon Tegel reports on the human consequences of drought, hurricanes, and melting glaciers.

March 28, 2012 by David Conrad, Micah Albert

Nairobi’s Dandora Municipal Dump Site has been officially "full" for years and is implicated in a host of diseases--yet provides employment to scavengers. Views from the dump and from those nearby.

January 23, 2012 by Samuel Agyemang, Peter Sawyer

In Accra, capital of Ghana, residents cope with water scarcity while the state water company rakes in cash from abroad.

November 28, 2011 by Selay Marius Kouassi

After recent political violence divided communities, some in Ivory Coast look to local water management as a key to reconciliation, social cohesion and long-lasting peace.

November 22, 2011 by Sara Shahriari, Noah Friedman-Rudovsky

Lake Titicaca supports hundreds of small Aymara indigenous farming and fishing towns in Peru and Bolivia, but an unchecked urban boom is contaminating the water and threatening lakeshore life.

September 29, 2011 by Ameto Akpe

Abandoned water and sanitation projects deprive the people of Nigeria of a basic human right: access to clean water.

Liberia - Rhetoric and Reality on Water
September 2, 2011 by Tecee Boley

Only 25 percent of the population has access to clean water in Liberia, but government officials claim they are working vigorously to address water sanitation issues.

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June 16, 2011 by Helen Branswell

Polioviruses have been nearly eradicated. But scientists worry their gains face a left-field threat: After vaccination, some people excrete the virus for years.

December 28, 2010 by Fred de Sam Lazaro

Four months after the epic Indus River floods, farmland in the southern Sindh province remains under water.

December 26, 2010 by Fred de Sam Lazaro

The search for jobs fuels population growth of at least 500,000 per year in India's capital city of New Delhi.  Access to drinking water is a daily scramble.

A miner in Colombia. Image by Anna-Katarina Gravgaard, 2010.
December 15, 2010 by Anna-Katarina Gravgaard, Lorenzo Morales

The government in Colombia has to choose between guarding its unique ecosystems or boosting its economy with mining. The decision could exhaust or recast Colombia’s long, agonizing armed conflict.

September 17, 2010 by Deena Guzder

Epic floods recently inundated vast expanses of Pakistan in the worst natural disaster in its recent history. This project will chronicle the domestic and global effort to help Pakistan recover.

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