Launched September 20, 2012 Jason Motlagh, Steve Sapienza
America's appetite for inexpensive shrimp from Southeast Asia is growing, but at what cost? In Thailand, illegal and abusive labor practices go unchecked to feed a booming demand.
Launched September 17, 2012 Lauren E. Bohn
After decades of trampled hopes under President Hosni Mubarak, Egyptians are now working to figure out not only what they stand against, but what they stand for.
Launched September 17, 2012 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.
Launched September 6, 2012 Samuel Loewenberg
Global hunger affects nearly one billion people. Emergency food is not enough. This project examines some fundamental yet often overlooked interventions, most of which do not involve food at all.
Launched September 3, 2012 Eve Conant
As a global debate rages over nuclear power's future as a safe and clean energy source, Russia is aggressively pursuing nuclear expansion at home and abroad.
Launched August 22, 2012 Melissa Turley
In South Africa, women are not equal. The fight to end apartheid has been waged and won, but the fight for gender equality continues.
Launched August 15, 2012 Andrew Faust
While the fast food industry in the United Arab Emirate's flourishes, a dramatic increase in obesity, cardiovascular disease and diabetes threatens the nation’s health.
Launched August 14, 2012 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.
Launched August 7, 2012 Hashim Yonis
Teachers at a middle school in Adama, a town in central Ethiopia, struggle to provide quality education.
Launched August 1, 2012 Sean Gallagher
Rising temperatures on the Tibetan Plateau in western China are causing melting glaciers and environmental degradation, threatening the vulnerable communities that inhabit the roof of the world.
Launched July 23, 2012 Samuel Loewenberg
Urban public health is one of the most pressing yet neglected issues facing the developing world.
Launched July 19, 2012 Rema Nagarajan
Two transitioning economies, similar development challenges, vastly different population size and stage of growth. Can they learn from each other about providing better healthcare to their people?
Launched July 17, 2012 Stephen Franklin
From afar Turkey is a model for others. But within the country, Turks wrangle over their legacy and future, over freedom of the press and a worsening border crisis testing their resolve and humanity.
Launched July 11, 2012 Meghan Dhaliwal, Jason Hayes
Before the international response to the earthquake of 2010 one challenge Haiti didn't face was cholera. Now it does, with 7,000 already dead and a continuing challenge for the entire country.
Launched July 11, 2012 Tom Hundley
A full-throttle nuclear arms race is underway in a region where terrorism, ethnic violence, and border disputes are endemic. But the flashpoint isn't Iran. It's Pakistan and India.
Launched July 2, 2012 Edith Ismene Nicolaou-Griffin
In a changing political and social environment Greek youth face the consequences of the debt crisis and at the same time re-examine their identity and values.
Launched June 26, 2012 Jason Motlagh, Steve Sapienza
After decades of isolation, Burma is taking fresh steps toward democracy. The West has strengthened diplomatic ties and trade, but familiar fault lines still threaten prospects for lasting stability.
Launched June 26, 2012 Yasmin Bendaas
Facial tattoos, once popular among Chaouia women in Algeria, are now less prevalent. This project examines their contribution to identity, their symbolic meaning, and reasons for their disappearance.
Launched June 21, 2012 Jenna Krajeski
Iraq's Kurds are in business while Turkey and its own Kurdish population are at war. Will success in Iraqi Kurdistan ease tension in Turkey, or will it break an ethnic bond?
Launched June 14, 2012 Mellissa Fung, Lynn Burgess
A battle is being waged in the rainforests of Panama – between those who want to keep their way of life, and those who want economic growth. At stake: billions worth of precious metals.
Launched June 9, 2012 Anna Nemtsova
After 20 years of fading industry, rampant corruption, and no clear ideology, Russia is now on the move. Its young people are finding new homes in—and out—of the country.
Launched May 30, 2012 Jacob Kushner, Jane Regan
Haiti’s north is rich with mineral deposits that could infuse millions into the nation’s ailing economy—but only if the government can regulate foreign mining giants and share the wealth.
Launched May 23, 2012 Shiho Fukada
Shiho Fukada documents the lives of disposable workers in Japan in stories that illustrate the global unemployment crisis and the growing gap between rich and poor that has provoked much turmoil.
Launched May 10, 2012 Joshua Kucera
Oil in the Caspian Sea is making Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan and Turkmenistan rich. But with Iran and Russia on the sea, too, is it fueling a naval arms race as well?

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