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.
A personal story of redemption in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, formerly one of the most violent cities in the world.
Serge Rwigamba is the head guide at the Kigali Genocide Memorial in Rwanda, a role he finds therapeutic. Like any job though, it comes with its quirks, characters, and challenges.
Millions of Syrians escape an apocalyptic civil war, creating a historic crisis.
In Haiti and the Dominican Republic, two lakes are flooding farmland, swallowing communities and leading to deforestation.
Daniella Zalcman explores the legacy of Canada’s Indian Residential Schools. In interviews with the people she met, Zalcman heard stories of routine sexual and physical assault.
Yana Paskova juxtaposes family photos taken in Bulgaria before the fall of the Berlin Wall with pictures she recently shot in Cuba, revealing the visual and sociopolitical connections between the two.
Photographer Paula Bronstein has spent several years covering Afghanistan. But unlike most photojournalists, her stories didn't come from the conflict's frontlines.
Native people in Alaska and Russia store their whale meat and other traditional foods in permafrost. Their underground freezers are thawing, causing food problems.
Cambodia's Areng Valley and its inhabitants lie in the proposed path of a colossal dam. National Geographic reporter Rachel Link interviews Kalyanee Mam about her film, Fight for Areng Valley.
After a year of unusually warm weather, a photographic study before and after the spring thaw in Alaskan arctic villages threatened by climate change.