September 15, 2011 /
Colombia's recent surge in mining activity is threatening some of the country's most fragile eco-systems.
August 19, 2011
A documentary by Chicago students working with the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting and Free Spirit Media.
May 2, 2011
Poorly regulated mining and refining facilities are causing enormous devastation, while corporate interests are pushing ever harder to exploit the untapped mineral resources of the continent.
April 1, 2011
Through this lesson, students are able to explore the impact oil extraction, logging, and mining have on communities across the globe.
February 14, 2011 /
Selective logging is a common practice in Malaysia's rainforests; this "botanical dentistry" extracts valuable trees while leaving others untouched.
January 21, 2011
For the “little peoples” - a reference to both physical stature and political clout - loss of the rainforests to loggers and palm oil plantations has been a high price to pay for bio-fuel production.
January 19, 2011 /
Environmentalists are concerned about Colombia's booming mining sector, which is putting the country's strategic assets - like water - at risk. Mining also poses unprecedented health risks to workers...
January 11, 2011 /
Can energy-efficient stoves reduce Haiti's demand on wood fuel, which has cost the country its forests and left its population more vulnerable to natural disasters like last year's earthquake?
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.