When Britain handed over control to China, Hong Kong was a beacon of freewheeling prosperity – but Beijing’s grip has tightened. Is there hope for the city’s radical pro-democracy movement?
They called him "Bazooka" after his favorite soccer star. But Bazooka is dead because his real passion was protecting the coast of his native Pondoland from a huge titanium mining project.
Bill Kayong was 15 minutes into his morning commute when he was shot in the head. He was one of dozens of people killed defending environmental causes in 2016.
A complaint lodged with US federal court seeks compensation for alleged attacks and killings, including by private security forces.
Berta Cáceres fought to protect native lands in Honduras, and paid with her life. She is victim to a global trend — the killings of environmental activists who block development projects.
Rapid urbanization has made an ordinary commodity suddenly precious: sand. As cities devour concrete, glass and asphalt, illegal sand mining has sparked a global wave of gang violence.
From Cambodia to California, industrial-scale sand mining is wreaking havoc. And booming urbanisation means the demand for this increasingly valuable resource won't let up.
Efficient cooking stoves could prove a more effective way to protect forests and stem illegal logging than the army
With the SAS based nearby, this picturesque city has a long military history. Now Hereford is formalizing its place as a center for a controversial industry which boomed during the ‘war on terror'.
Under General Pinochet’s rule of terror in Chile, one man saved thousands of people from the dictator’s brutal secret police. How did Roberto Kozak do it – and escape death?
Nayib Bukele is trying to wrest control of El Salvador’s capital from the grip of murderous gangs. His weapons? Gentrification, Instagram and YouTube.
Home to the scientists who built the nuclear bomb, the company town of Los Alamos, New Mexico is today one of the richest in the country—even as toxic waste threatens its residents and neighbouring Española struggles with poverty.