Image by Steve Matzker. Nepal, 2013.
October 1, 2013 /
Steven E. Matzker, Jennifer Gonzalez
While Nepal’s hydropower potential is great, economic, health and environmental impacts from dams are emerging. Steve Matzker and Jennifer Gonzalez explore water rights issues in the region.
Sea Change: The Pacific’s Perilous Turn
September 13, 2013 /
Craig Welch, Steve Ringman
In 2009, The Seattle Times reported that ocean acidification – the plummeting pH of seas from carbon-dioxide emissions – was killing billions of Northwest oysters. That was only the beginning.
Image by Nick Swyter. Panama, 2013.
July 30, 2013 /
Nick Swyter
Panama is confronting its electricity crisis by constructing a major dam near a territory designated for the Ngäbe-Buglé, an indigenous people who believe the dam will threaten their way of life.
August 28, 2012
Simeon Tegel
From drought in Chihuahua to vanishing glaciers in Ecuador, Simeon Tegel reports that Latin America is already being hit hard by climate change.
August 1, 2012
Sean Gallagher
Rising temperatures on the Tibetan Plateau in western China are causing melting glaciers and environmental degradation, threatening the vulnerable communities that inhabit the roof of the world.
April 10, 2012
Simeon Tegel
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.
April 3, 2012
Jennifer McDonald
Resources for students and teachers ahead of journalist Ameto Akpe's visit.
March 16, 2012 / PBS NewsHour
Steve Sapienza, Ameto Akpe, Samuel Agyemang, Peter Sawyer
Every day, millions of people across West Africa struggle to get access to safe drinking water. In many cases, the greatest obstacle they face is lack of government accountability.
February 17, 2012 / Untold Stories
Peter Sawyer
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 / Untold Stories
Sara Shahriari, Noah Friedman-Rudovsky
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.
January 23, 2012
Samuel Agyemang, Peter Sawyer, Steve Sapienza
In Accra, capital of Ghana, residents cope with water scarcity while the state water company rakes in cash from abroad.
January 17, 2012 / The Guardian
Noah Friedman-Rudovsky
With urban populations increasing, Lake Titicaca is being polluted with waste from booming cities in Peru and Bolivia.
January 12, 2012 / The Guardian
Sara Shahriari, Noah Friedman-Rudovsky
South America's most famous lake is being polluted by increasing levels of waste from fast-growing cities, according to locals, environmentalists and politicians.

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