October 25, 2016 /
Tom Hundley
This week, China's growing isolationism and its global influence, a North Korean film festival, and highlights from our student fellows Washington weekend.
October 17, 2016 / The Atlantic
Alice Su
Terror and religious extremism challenge a state unaccustomed to martyrdom narratives. Can a country doing business all over the world really avoid other peoples' politics?
Residents in Tuvar,  India, gather in the schoolhouse to hear about a plan to bring solar power to the village. Tuvar is one of many communities in India without access to electricity. Image by Michael Henninger. India, 2016.
October 15, 2016 /
Daniel Moore, Michael Henninger
Business reporter Daniel Moore and photographer Michael Henninger traveled to India for the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette to write about efforts to scale up clean sources of power.
powered electricity to the village. The village in rural northwestern India uses kerosene and firewood for energy. Image by Michael Henninger. India, 2016.
October 13, 2016 / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Daniel Moore, Michael Henninger
With one in four people without power, India is a proving ground for clean energy. Researchers in Pittsburgh and India are hoping their technology can work—and make money—anywhere in the world.
A stream meanders through a wetland in Wakkerstroom, Mpumalanga. The region is a Strategic Water Source Area, the segments of South Africa, Lesotho and Swaziland that make up 8 percent of land area but account for 50 percent of water supply. Image by Mark Olalde. South Africa, 2016.
October 12, 2016 / Inter Press Service
Mark Olalde
With South Africa in the midst of a historic drought, the government continues to allow ambitious prospecting for coal mines in water-sensitive areas.
High-voltage power lines carry electricity from coal-fired power plants in Mpumalanga toward Gauteng. Image by Mark Olalde. South Africa, 2016.
October 12, 2016 / Oxpeckers
Mark Olalde
A controversial underground coal mine in a protected water catchment in Mpumalanga has moved closer to breaking ground after it was granted environmental authorisation and a water use licence.
October 11, 2016
Rachel Nuwer
Demand for animals vastly outstrips availability. What are the forces driving the current poaching crisis, what we stand to lose if species fall, and what is being done to stop the killing?
Ceremonial dress
September 27, 2016
Dillon DeWitt
For individuals and families living in the remote First Nations reserve of St. Theresa Point, life teeters between traditional expectations and encroaching Western influences, producing a lifelong...
Refugees and migrants head north through Hungary toward Austria in September 2015. Image by Joachim Seidler. Hungary, 2015.
September 27, 2016 / Latterly
Laura Kasinof
How confusion about a policy led 1.5 million asylum seekers to Germany — many of whom won’t be allowed to stay.
September 23, 2016
Laura Kasinof
Some 1.1 million migrants came to seek asylum in Germany’s borders in 2015 and more are on their way. What's life like for refugees after they arrive?
Trucks parked by the roadside in Longonot center on the Maai Mahiu-Naivasha road. Image by Beatrice Obwocha. Kenya, 2016.
September 22, 2016
Beatrice Obwocha
Meet Beatrice Obwocha, a Kenyan journalist reporting on road safety.
Coca leaves drying in the Chapare, Bolivia. Image by Simon Tegel.  Bolivia, 2016.
September 21, 2016 / VICE News
Simeon Tegel
By legalizing coca- the key ingredient in cocaine--Bolivia has reduced crops and narco-conflict. But Washington disapproves.
African lion via public domain.
September 12, 2016 / ICIJ
Will Fitzgibbon, Alvaro Ortiz
Will Fitzgibbon and Álvaro Ortiz take you behind the scenes in the making of Continent of Secrets: Uncovering Africa's Offshore Empires.