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.
Betty Nanozi was robbed of everything she owns, twice. Her cow was beaten to death. Her land was forcefully taken from her. Her child's life was threatened. All because she is a widow in Uganda.
In some cultures, the death of a husband has meant exile, vulnerability, and abuse. But bereaved women are beginning to fight back.
"Suggestible You: The Curious Science of Your Brain's Ability to Deceive, Transform, and Heal" is Pulitzer Center Grantee Erik Vance's new book.
Science is showing that how you feel isn’t just about what you eat, or do, or think. It’s about what you believe.
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.