November 22, 2011
Lake Titicaca supports hundreds of small Aymara indigenous farming and fishing towns in Peru and Bolivia, but an unchecked urban boom is contaminating the water and threatening lakeshore life.
November 7, 2011 /
Illegal gold mining has become rampant in Peru. The government has tried to curb the practice by raiding mining operations, but so far this has had little impact.
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?