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.
November 4, 2011
Famine and war have pushed tens of thousands of Somali refugees to camps along the Ethiopian border. The crisis is likely to grow worse, straining the resources of aid groups.
October 11, 2011
This project looks at the paradox of Jamaican agriculture: an abundant supply of fish, fruits and vegetables while farmers struggle to find financial success.
October 5, 2011 /
In Nigeria's Benue state, water is a scarce commodity and selling it is profitable business for some.
September 23, 2011 /
Solving Dhaka’s sanitation issue is simple. Steve Sapienza says the Bangladeshi capital needs only to provide slum residents clean water and worry less about the resources used to pay for it.
September 22, 2011 /
Earth Island Institute
A Colombian miner makes his first trip underground six weeks after a mining accident killed his brother and four others. Despite outcry from politicians, conditions in the mines have not improved.
September 11, 2011 /
Little has changed for the people in Afghanistan since the U.S. invaded the country--perpetual violence and intimidation still exist, especially against those who lent a hand to Western-led efforts.
August 15, 2011 /
Roads, buildings, and police posts were destroyed in the Dolakha district of Nepal during the Maoist insurgency. But the area has now begun to show improvements in infrastructure and healthcare.
August 12, 2011 /
Columbia Journalism Review
As Haitians rebuild after the devastating January 2010 earthquake, local journalists are reconstructing their identity within the country by learning new standards and ethics of objective reporting.
August 11, 2011 /
The New Republic
The Taliban is on the march in the northern province of Balkh, not least in poor, rural villages like Kampirak where drought, isolation, and government neglect have fueled discontent.