Vietnam is a prime example of a little-known global threat: the excessive mining of river sand to build the world’s booming cities.
As racial tensions mount, campuses are seeing a surge in enrollment and a new brand of African-American activism.
A look at how the Ugandan LGBTQ community—made refugees in their own countries because of their sexuality—build lives of beauty and resilience.
Crocodiles, snakes and monkeys are just some of the animals now found in the homes of China's middle classes, as the rise of the exotic pet industry fuels the global wildlife trade.
Hundreds of thousands of Guatemalans were killed during the country's long civil war. Their families come to the archive for answers.
In Guatemala, locally made cookstoves are helping combat toxic smoke—but economics and tradition keep many people from using them.
Filthy air has inspired Chinese citizens to speak out—and in some cases, to create art.
China has atrocious air pollution. It fears climate change. And it wants to be a "manufacturing monster" in renewables too.
The path to cleaner air has been bumpy since China declared war on pollution three years ago. Tangshan, crowded with steel mills and coal power plants, is at the center of the fight.
Despite bountiful gold, diamonds, uranium, the Central African Republic has been mired in civil war and the legacy of colonization.
Mexicans call it, “The Wall of Shame”. What does the wall look like from Mexico, not just to ordinary Mexicans, but to those whose homes literally touch the wall?
In parts of Bangladesh, flooding makes it impossible to build permanent hospitals. But that doesn’t mean people can’t get healthcare.