November 13, 2016 /
The following global affairs lesson plans for history, English, science, media and writing teachers present close reading, writing, discussion and hands-on activities that can be used to explore...
June 27, 2016 /
This global affairs lesson plan outlines reflection exercises and research projects connected to Esha Chhabra's reporting on environmental sustainability practices in India's fashion industry.
December 11, 2014 /
Shi Lihong
Journalist Shi Lihong discusses the relationship between Tibetan Buddhism and environmental protection.
Image by Alex MacLean. Canada, 2014.
June 9, 2014
Dan Grossman, Alex MacLean
Alberta’s oil sands region is at the heart of the KeystoneXL pipeline controversy. A project built on aerial photographs from 1,000 feet up brings into sharp focus the project's scale—and stakes.
May 31, 2014
Sarah Weiser
From the U.S. to India, alarm has long been raised about overpopulation, leading to calls for harsh measures to curb it. But is population control the answer?
April 25, 2014
Sean Gallagher
Photojournalist Sean Gallagher talks about his experiences documenting health and environmental issues related to pollution.
November 27, 2013
Justin Catanoso
Meet journalist Justin Catanoso who is reporting on climate change from the depths of the Peruvian rainforest.
Image by Steve Matzker. Nepal, 2013.
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.
Sea Change: The Pacific’s Perilous Turn
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.
Image by Justin Catanoso. Peru, 2013.
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?
Image by Nick Swyter. Panama, 2013.
July 30, 2013
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
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.
Image by Rick Loomis/Los Angeles Times. Egypt, 2011.
July 10, 2013
Kenneth R. Weiss
The largest generation in history is entering its prime childbearing years, poised to add 2 billion more people to the planet. Ken Weiss investigates the causes and consequences of such rapid growth.

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