December 15, 2010
The government in Colombia has to choose between guarding its unique ecosystems or boosting its economy with mining. The decision could exhaust or recast Colombia’s long, agonizing armed conflict.
August 29, 2010
A look at the water, sanitation and hygiene challenges faced by one the world's fastest growing megacities: Dhaka, Bangladesh, where thousands of people die each year from waterborne diseases.
August 21, 2010
After decades of isolation, the U.S. Naval Base in Guantánamo Bay, Cuba, has become a de facto nature refuge. What will this mean for the base’s post-detention future?
July 19, 2010
For the better part of 15 years the Yukon River Chinook salmon stock has been in significant decline.
July 2, 2010
China has more wetlands than any country in Asia, and 10 percent of the global total. They are crucial to life and environment -- and rapidly disappearing.
March 14, 2010
As jittery investors have sought safe-haven investments in gold during the recession, the metal's price has soared on world markets.
November 30, 2009
African farmers already struggle to grow sufficient maize, which is a thirsty, fertilizer-hungry crop. What will happen as the climate changes and the population grows?
November 20, 2009
Across the globe, many young adults and children worry about the potentially catastrophic effects of climate change.
October 25, 2009
The pipeline across Chad and Cameroon that ExxonMobil built with World Bank help has residents chafing at promises unmet.
September 18, 2009
Kashmir, the ruggedly beautiful mountainous region that lies along the India-Pakistan border, was long known as 'paradise on earth,' but in recent decades it has been more like hell.