Botswana's Diamond-Cattle-Water Paradox
July 1, 2013 by Linda Qiu

Despite Botswana's mineral wealth and rapid development, thirst is widespread across its sandy lands.

June 26, 2013 by Diksha Bali

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.

June 6, 2013 by Joshua Kucera

Tajikistan is chronically unstable and corrupt—and now bracing for more chaos from Afghanistan. Its president is staking his country's future on the biggest dam in the world.

December 29, 2012 by Dimiter Kenarov, Steve Sapienza

Shale gas is an energy phenomenon not just in a broad swath of the United States but in places like eastern Europe, too. In both regions there is a tangled mix of hopes, hype, and concern.

October 2, 2012 by Mujib Mashal

Trans-boundary water tensions with Iran and Pakistan cast a shadow on the development of Afghanistan's mainly agricultural economy.

September 17, 2012 by Dominic Bracco II, Erik Vance

The Sea of Cortez is—or was—a vast and lush underwater paradise. Industrial fishing operations are now decimating the sea's bounty. Tuna, red snapper, and shark are all but gone.

August 14, 2012 by Adam Janofsky

In Thailand, one of the world's most rapidly developing countries, sustainability often takes the backseat to economic growth. But rising levels of pollution and depletion could be disastrous.

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.