June 6, 2013
Tajikistan is chronically unstable and corrupt—and now bracing for more chaos from Afghanistan. Its president is staking his country's future on the biggest dam in the world.
October 2, 2012
Trans-boundary water tensions with Iran and Pakistan cast a shadow on the development of Afghanistan's mainly agricultural economy.
September 20, 2012
America's appetite for inexpensive shrimp from Southeast Asia is growing, but at what cost? In Thailand, illegal and abusive labor practices go unchecked to feed a booming demand.
September 17, 2012
The Sea of Cortez is—or was—a vast and lush underwater paradise. Industrial fishing operations are now decimating the sea's bounty. Tuna, red snapper, and shark are all but gone.
August 28, 2012
From drought in Chihuahua to vanishing glaciers in Ecuador, Simeon Tegel reports that Latin America is already being hit hard by climate change.
July 18, 2012 /
Lake Titicaca finds itself at great risk from upstream urban pollution as Bolivian residents migrate from the countryside to cities, overwhelming the infrastructure and sending pollution downstream.
April 10, 2012
From Tijuana to Tierra del Fuego, climate change is gripping Latin America. Simeon Tegel reports on the human consequences of drought, hurricanes, and melting glaciers.
February 28, 2012 /
After 15 years, a neighborhood in Accra gets access to safe running water.
February 17, 2012 /
In Accra, Ghana's capital, the water infrastructure falls far short of the population's needs, forcing many residents to scramble for water from illegal taps and roadside puddles.
January 25, 2012 /
A new kind of toilet may be the salvation of Lake Titicaca. It's sanitary and it may even produce compost suitable for growing food.