A tradition of metalworking has left a historic village contaminated with high doses of lead. Now the threat continues from battery recyclers spewing toxic smoke.
Mercury waste from small-scale gold mining contaminates air, water and food to sicken and kill. In a series on global pollution, we look at mercury's deadly toll, especially on the young.
Financial Times journalists Tom Burgis, Michael Peel and Pilita Clark traveled to Ethiopia, Myanmar and Indonesia to look at disputes over the sale and ownership of land.
Pilita Clark follows a Norwegian minister on a mission to end deforestation in Indonesia.
Studies show that more young people than ever before are sexually active, but without proper sexual reproductive health information and access to contraception, they are left in the dark.
A look at strategies to improve Nigeria's access to family planning.
The drones will fly birth control pills to women in hard-to-reach villages.
The disease, which is linked to severe birth defects, has spread to countries where abortion is illegal.
In Indonesia—and around the world—the use of mercury in small-scale gold mining has tragic health consequences.
An abundance of evidence points to mercury use in Indonesian gold fields as the cause of birth defects and other clusters of "uncommon diseases."
A young girl in Indonesia lives with the effects of an "uncommon disease"—mercury intoxication from gold mining pollution near her home.
Award-winning photographer Larry C. Price looks at children working in the gold mines of Southeast Asia.