Image by Sean Gallagher. India, 2013.
Launched November 6, 2013 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.
Launched November 6, 2013 Anna Nemtsova, Brendan Hoffman
Monotowns, Russian cities dependent on dying industries, face an even more uncertain future now that Russia has joined the World Trade Organization.
Powering Up Brazil
Launched October 31, 2013 Juan Forero
How can you provide power for a country of 200 million people? This series examines Brazil's energy needs as one of the biggest economic players.
Peacekeepers: The Congo Case
Launched October 30, 2013 Jon Sawyer, Kenny Katombe
UN enforcement of "responsibility to protect" has too often focused more on protecting UN troops than civilian populations. In eastern Congo UN military leaders are talking—and taking—a tougher line.
Launched October 25, 2013 Kem Knapp Sawyer, Jon Sawyer
Children in the DRC who have lost families, homes and schools prove to be resilient as well as vulnerable. Arts, sports and vocational training help them to re-connect and start life anew.
Reasons and Effects of the Increase of Non-communicable Diseases (NCD’s) in India
Launched October 25, 2013 Martina Merten
Non-communicable diseases cause 63 percent of deaths worldwide. In India, diabetes, heart attacks and cancer are on the rise across all strata of society.
Launched October 16, 2013 Jim Wickens
A brutal and illegal practice takes place far off the coast of Peru--the secret slaughter of thousands of dolphins for use as bait in the lucrative long-line shark fisheries.
Image by Arjun Suri. India, 2013.
Launched October 14, 2013 Varsha Ramakrishnan
The tensions between India's patriarchal traditions and modernism can be seen in the struggle against dowry violence.
Image by Sharon Schmickle. Tanzania, 2013
Launched October 8, 2013 Sharon Schmickle, Samson Kamalamo
Roiling tensions underlie efforts to improve food security in Africa, often pulling at cross purposes on farmers, consumers and their countries.
Image by Steve Matzker. Nepal, 2013.
Launched October 1, 2013 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.
Turkey Under Protest
Launched September 26, 2013 Jenna Krajeski
When protests flooded Turkey, they revealed deep problems. Police brutality, authoritarianism, and a fractured opposition moved from the margin to the spotlight. Today, what remains hidden?
Launched September 26, 2013 Amy Maxmen
Several African countries are preemptively treating children for malaria after trials found the measure drastically lowers deaths. Will on-the-ground results be as promising?
Launched September 26, 2013 Robin Wigglesworth
A swath of the Caribbean faces a bleak future as a deepening economic crisis leads to rising unemployment, crime and social distress.
Launched September 25, 2013 Allison Shelley, Allyn Gaestel
In the megalopolis of Lagos, Nigeria, abortion is legally restricted and contraception is hard to come by. What are the consequences for this city's exploding youth population?
Image by Adrian Fadil. West Bank, 2013.
Launched September 19, 2013 Adrian Fadil
In the face of Israeli control of West Bank water sources, land expropriation, and settler violence, Palestinian farmers must deploy innovative methods to sustain their lands – or lose them.
Sea Change: The Pacific’s Perilous Turn
Launched September 13, 2013 Craig Welch, Steve Ringman
In 2009, The Seattle Times reported that ocean acidification – the plummeting pH of seas from carbon-dioxide emissions – was killing billions of Northwest oysters. That was only the beginning.
Launched September 12, 2013 Mellissa Fung
What will happen to the progress that’s been made in education and women’s rights in Afghanistan? It’s a legacy NGOs have spent millions building. And many Afghans worry it's what is most at risk.
Cambodia: Sex Trade and Tourism
Launched September 10, 2013 Melisa Goss
From the streets of Phnom Penh to the rice fields of Cambodia, Melisa Goss explores what lies behind the sex trade and what is being done to prevent it, stop it, and restore those caught in its trap.
The Creative Chaos of Libya
Launched September 10, 2013 Nicolas Pelham
Despairing of the ability of their squabbling leaders and militiamen to reestablish the state, Libyans are busy reviving the country on their own.
Rio de Janeiro
Launched September 5, 2013 Jawad Wahabzada
With the 2014 World Cup fast approaching, 170,000 Brazilian favela residents are scheduled to relocate. Losing their homes will mean losing their identity and their past.
Bangladesh: Fast Fashion Turns a Corner?
Launched September 3, 2013 Jason Motlagh
The Rana Plaza tragedy exposed the hidden cost of Bangladesh’s $20 billion-a-year export garment industry. Jason Motlagh returns to investigate the systemic problems that led to the deadly collapse.
Launched September 1, 2013 Jennifer Miller
For 10 years, Laura Spero has provided badly needed dental care for 18,000 Nepalis, with the financial help of her childhood hometown, Bethesda, Md. The program is growing, but can it survive?
Image by Lusha Chen. Myanmar, 2013.
Launched August 29, 2013 Lusha Chen
When a Burmese woman marries a Chinese man, she may give up basic human rights. Yet many Burmese women would rather remain stateless than return to Burma. To stay or leave, it is a story of survival.
Image by Justin Catanoso. Peru, 2013.
Launched August 27, 2013 Justin Catanoso
In the most biologically diverse place on earth, rising temperatures are causing trees and plants to adapt. Can they do so fast enough?

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