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.

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.