Projects

Launched June 8, 2015 Matt Black
The Geography of Poverty is a digital documentary project that combines geotagged photographs with census data to create a modern portrait of poverty in the US.
Launched June 7, 2015 Claire Elizabeth Felter
The WHO estimates over 370,000 lives are lost each year to drowning. And while water is an undeniable part of culture in Zanzibar, Tanzania, lack of knowledge about aquatic survival is commonplace.
Launched June 6, 2015 Steve Sapienza
When Cambodia closed its brothels a successful government-run HIV prevention program collapsed, and a new health crisis emerged.
Launched June 4, 2015 Heather Pringle, Andrew Lawler
Some of the world’s last isolated tribes are poised to make contact with the outside world as illegal loggers, miners, cocaine traffickers and others penetrate their territory.
Launched May 29, 2015 Emily Feldman
ISIS fighters executed and enslaved thousands of ethnic Yazidis in northern Iraq in the summer of 2014 in what the UN calls a likely genocide. A year later, a look at the community trying to heal.
Launched May 28, 2015 Benedict Moran
Papua New Guinea has the highest rate of tuberculosis in the Pacific, and the epidemic is being described as a national disaster.
Launched May 26, 2015 Dan Zak
Seven decades ago the Marshall Islands felt what nuclear war would be like. This century they're grappling with the legacy of U.S. bomb tests—while staring down a new threat driven by climate change.
Launched May 21, 2015 Sim Chi Yin
China’s deadly mining accidents hit the international news headlines frequently. But the country's top occupational disease, pneumoconiosis, kills three times as many miners each year.
Launched May 13, 2015 Daniel Grossman
Why do many species of Amazon birds live at very specific elevations? A biologist comes up with a novel theory about how global warming might upset the natural order.
Launched May 11, 2015 Gaiutra Bahadur
A country populated by the descendants of African slaves and Indian indentured servants struggles to transcend a history of voting along racial lines.
Launched May 5, 2015 Chris Kraul
Nicaragua says a $50 billion interoceanic canal would give the country the economic boost it needs to escape grinding poverty. But environmentalists and scientists say the project is poorly planned.
Launched May 5, 2015 Jonathan M. Katz, Allison Shelley
Bill and Hillary Clinton have wielded extraordinary influence in Haiti for decades, and particularly since the 2010 earthquake.
Launched April 30, 2015 Elizabeth Dickinson
Saudi Arabia's King Salman has been on the throne since January 2015, but already has signaled important shifts in the country’s internal governance and foreign policy.
Launched April 27, 2015 Julia Simon
In Nigeria, great fortunes often point back to the highest offices of government.
Launched April 27, 2015 Bridget Huber
Surgically-treatable conditions cause more death and disability than HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria, combined. Now, a group of doctors is pushing to put surgery on the global health agenda.
Launched April 14, 2015 Chris Arsenault
In 2009, Libya bought 100,000 hectares of prime territory in Mali in what critics consider a "land grab". With both countries facing instability: who controls the farm land now?
Launched April 13, 2015 Beth Gardiner
Poland gets 90 percent of its power and much of its heat by burning coal, one of the dirtiest of fuels. The consequences for Poles' health are severe, and one polluted city is now pushing back
Launched April 9, 2015 Matt Hongoltz-Hetling, Michael G. Seamans
Forced to choose between corrupt government clinics and faith healers, Sierra Leone's pregnant women and their infants are dying in record numbers. One doctor may have the solution.
Launched April 9, 2015 Tik Root, Juan Herrero
More than twenty years after a genocide, a look at the next generation of Rwandans and their place in a rapidly changing country.
Launched April 8, 2015 M. Sophia Newman
There's a method to stopping gun violence before it starts--and it has worked in seven countries. Can the method be modified to prevent sexual violence?
Launched April 7, 2015 Cameron Conaway
India has declared 2015-2016 as Jal Kranti Varsh, or Water Revolution Year. What will this mean for the Ganges, the country’s most sacred and notoriously polluted river?
Launched April 7, 2015 Matt Kennard, Claire Provost
Aid agencies and NGOs are increasingly partnering with large corporations. Is this the answer to global development in the 21st century—or is it just corporate welfare for the One Percent?
Launched March 29, 2015 Michael Edison Hayden, Sami Siva
The India-Pakistan border overflows with heroin. Journalist Michael Edison Hayden and photographer Sami Siva report from the afflicted communities to find out what, if anything, can be done about it.
Launched March 28, 2015 Michael Scott Moore
Journalist Michael Scott Moore was held hostage for 32 months by Somali pirates. He is recovering. Will Somalia ever recover?