Dr. Jackson Orem heads the Uganda Cancer Institute. Until recently, he was the only oncologist in a country of more than 30 million people.
PRI's The World
Smoking is the leading cause of death in China, and by 2050 the number of deaths from tobacco-related causes is expected to triple.
The farmers of Nueva Esperanza, on the outskirts of Lima, Peru, are growing crops in the desert by using giant mesh nets to harvest droplets of water from fog.
The world’s glaciers are melting, but almost nothing is being done to slow the warming that is causing the problem. In some parts of the world, people are taking matters into their own hands.
Mongolia has warmed roughly four degrees Fahrenheit—more than almost anywhere else on Earth. The resulting erratic weather threatens the nomadic, pastoral lifestyle of half of Mongolia's population.
Pulitzer Center grantee Mae Azango has gone into hiding after receiving threats related to a story she wrote on female circumcision—a taboo subject in Liberia.
Dust storms that have blown across Korea with rising intensity have prompted activists to plant "living windbreaks" of salt cedars and Siberian elms in southern Gobi desert.
Peter Gwin told PRI's The World that Tuaregs aren’t helping Muammar Qaddafi hide; only a few fought for the dictator against Libyan rebels, yet the fall of Qaddafi is forcing them to flee.
Afghans living in rural villages are unaware of many newsworthy events--like the death of Osama Bin Laden--because they do not have access to a television or computer.
Anna Badkhen discusses the recent Taliban takeover of several villages in Afghanistan's Balkh Province.
Rebecca Hamilton recounts the harrowing tales of refugees who fled Abyei after the attack by northern Sudanese troops.
The rise of commercial hunting in Ecuador is disrupting the balance of the Ecuadorian ecosystem.
A recent report estimated that 12 tons of bushmeat is sold every year at the Pompeya market and most of the bushmeat is being hunted by the native Huaorani.
Nearly 50 species of animals are traded each year in the markets and the impact of the large scale poaching is causing problems for the environment. The hunting of large mammals is impacting seed dispersal and allowing for less control on the growth of smaller seed-eating rodents.