Every time it passes through a major city the Ganges is little more than an open sewer. Yet in Hindu mythology, it is a goddess, Ganga, the great purifier, the cleanser of sins.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi came to power talking little about matters of faith but a lot about his plans to build a new, clean India—a campaign he calls Swachh Bharat Abhiyan.
To document child labor in the small-scale gold mining industry Larry Price carried his cameras 300 feet into the earth.
Photojournalist Steve Ringman spent ten days aboard a crab-fishing vessel in the Bering Sea to document an industry threatened by ocean acidification.
Craig Welch talks about reporting on ocean acidification from underwater, spear-diving in shark infested waters, and translating complex chemical reactions into riveting journalism.
Notes from the field by National Geographic editor and Pulitzer Center grantee Peter Gwin, reporting from Central African Republic earlier this year.
Dan Grossman discusses soaring over the Alberta tar sands, the indigenous people on the front lines of the mining devastation, and his campaign to crowd-fund further work on this story.
I'm on my second day in Georgetown. Remarkable city; a national capital dominated by two story, peaked-roof wooden houses, many with ornate gingerbread trimming (the influence of Dutch and British colonialists), but up on stilts. Cars, trucks, scooters and the odd horse-drawn carriage clog the streets. The shops you pass range from internet cafes and cellular phone stores to stores selling mining equipment. Children play on open fields in the city center while cows and horses graze nearby. The clash of epochs here is disorienting.