The controversy of a proposed mine in Minnesota is about more than jobs or the environment. It’s about the identity of a region, one with a long history of mining that lies near an iconic wilderness area.
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One-size-fits-all agriculture has robbed Indonesia’s peatlands of its moisture. Now, the country is working to restore these historic swamps by embracing their boggy nature—and enjoying the pasta.
One-size-fits-all agriculture has robbed Indonesia’s peatlands of their moisture. Now the country is working to restore these historic swamps by embracing rather than fighting their boggy nature.
The Aral Sea, situated in Central Asia between Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan, was once the fourth-largest freshwater lake in the world.
One method of stemming greenhouse gases—pruning excessive undergrowth that hinders forests—is one of a slew of quixotic ideas being worked on by researchers for slowing global warming.
In taking on the role of a green leader among developing nations, Morocco struggles to balance its investment in the future with the needs of today.
Molly Melching founded the nonprofit Tostan, known globally for alleviating poverty, as well as for helping to reduce child marriage and female genital cutting in Senegal.
Bogaletch Gebre cofounded KMG, an organization that’s credited with virtually eliminating female genital mutilation in southern Ethiopia
India is home to 18.3 million modern slaves. Can mobilizing freed ones help change that?
Dal Lake is a lifeline for people who make their living as fishermen and guides for tourists—and a microcosm of the struggles of the India-controlled region.
Human rights groups hope Nepal's earthquake will bring change to one of the world’s most exploitative industries, using the relief aid to force kiln operators to stop using child labor.