Kabwe in Zambia has been left with extreme levels of lead pollution after almost a century of metal mining and smelting, harming generations of children.
Almost a century of lead mining and smelting has poisoned generations of children in the Copperbelt town of Kabwe in Zambia.
New Guardian research shows private security workers outnumber public police officers for the majority of the world – in a business that now dwarfs what is spent trying to end global poverty.
After Ukraine's revolution, the west promised to help the Ukrainians regain the money stolen by their former rulers. It turned out to be rather harder than that.
When Britain handed over control to China, Hong Kong was a beacon of freewheeling prosperity – but Beijing’s grip has tightened. Is there hope for the city’s radical pro-democracy movement?
They called him "Bazooka" after his favorite soccer star. But Bazooka is dead because his real passion was protecting the coast of his native Pondoland from a huge titanium mining project.
Bill Kayong was 15 minutes into his morning commute when he was shot in the head. He was one of dozens of people killed defending environmental causes in 2016.
A complaint lodged with US federal court seeks compensation for alleged attacks and killings, including by private security forces.
Berta Cáceres fought to protect native lands in Honduras, and paid with her life. She is victim to a global trend — the killings of environmental activists who block development projects.
Rapid urbanization has made an ordinary commodity suddenly precious: sand. As cities devour concrete, glass and asphalt, illegal sand mining has sparked a global wave of gang violence.
From Cambodia to California, industrial-scale sand mining is wreaking havoc. And booming urbanisation means the demand for this increasingly valuable resource won't let up.
Efficient cooking stoves could prove a more effective way to protect forests and stem illegal logging than the army