December 29, 2012 /
Dimiter Kenarov, Steve Sapienza
Shale gas is an energy phenomenon not just in a broad swath of the United States but in places like eastern Europe, too. In both regions there is a tangled mix of hopes, hype, and concern.
September 20, 2012 /
Jason Motlagh, Steve Sapienza
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.
July 19, 2012 /
Rema Nagarajan
Two transitioning economies, similar development challenges, vastly different population size and stage of growth. Can they learn from each other about providing better healthcare to their people?
December 5, 2011 / GlobalPost
Nadja Drost
Colombia's gold rush pits local subsistence miners against large corporate interests, criminal gangs and the police.
Anna Hazare speaks with supporters in Ralegan Siddhi in India.
November 27, 2011
Jon Sawyer, Kem Knapp Sawyer
Anna Hazare, inspired by Gandhi, transformed a village—Ralegan Siddhi, his hometown. Now, 74 years old, he wants to rid his country of corruption using the same tactics of non-violent resistance.
November 23, 2011 / Untold Stories
Julia Rendleman
Nearly a fifth of working Jamaicans are employed in the country's agriculture sector, but farmers are struggling to make ends meet because cheap imported products are driving down local food costs.
September 12, 2011 / Untold Stories
Shivam Vij
Like nearly every village in South Asia, Allahpur, in the east Indian state of Bihar, is geographically divided on the lines of caste.
September 12, 2011
Shivam Vij
Thought by some to be irrelevant in the "new" India, caste still determines access to opportunities and defines Indian society. This project will look at the persistence of caste in this rising...
August 18, 2011
Kate Seche, Kate McGinnis
This lesson examines China's growing labor movement, drawing comparisons to the American Industrial Revolution and the progressive social movement that grew during the same time period.
Workers stream out of factories for their 11:30am lunch in the Longgang district, a hub of manufacturing in Shenzhen, Guangdong Province. Image by Jocelyn Baun. China, 2011.
March 2, 2011
Adam Matthews, Jocelyn Baun
As China’s Pearl River Delta region moves toward higher-skilled manufacturing, a network of former migrant workers is organizing, educating and empowering the area’s workforce.
January 21, 2011
James Whitlow Delano
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.
August 12, 2010
Scott Carney
The price of a human egg depends on the characteristics of the donor. Eggs harvested from white college students can sell for as much as $100,000. But there’s a cheaper way to get them.
July 21, 2010
Rebecca Hamilton, Cedric Gerbehaye
"Sudan in Transition” brings in-depth coverage of the cultural, political, economic and legal challenges that loom as Sudan lurches towards likely partition.

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