Region

Asia

That Sinking Feeling

Rapid development and increasing groundwater extraction are causing parts of Kolkata to subside. Is the delta megacity doing enough to avert a crisis?

The Frontliners With No Benefits

In the Philippines, frontline health workers are fighting against COVID-19 without protective gear, or health benefits.

Carbon Chronicles

With journalists in Indonesia and Brazil, the stories in this project highlight how tropical forests in Costa Rica, Indonesia, and Amazonia might ameliorate—or, to the contrary, aggravate—climate change. The project also explores the current impacts of climate change on people and wildlife.

Maranhão à Venda | Maranhão for Sale

How Flávio Dino's administration has violated the environmental rights of traditional communities in favor of commodity exploration and extraction with Chinese capital.

South Korea: Sanctuary Island

In the summer of 2019, more than 500 Yemenis refugees arrived at Jeju Island, South Korea. With their visas soon expiring, many face the risk of losing the lives they’ve built and returning to a war-torn Yemen.

Kolkata: Delta Megacity Under Threat

Rising seas threaten the future of Kolkata, a coastal city of five million in the Indian state of West Bengal. But what humans do on land may be increasing the region’s climate risk.

How the Global Recycling System Collapsed

Vivienne Walt and Sebastian Meyer reported from the U.S. and Malaysia in their investigation of the failure of global plastics recycling.

Southeast Asia in the Strongman Era

The "new authoritarianism" is on the rise in Southeast Asia, personified by Rodrigo Duterte of the Philippines and Thailand's Prayuth Chan Ocha. Are they not just the present, but the future as well?

The Silent War

The rivalry between 'Democratic Taiwan' and the 'China Model' has lasted for seven decades. Has it now reached a tipping point?

End of Times for Malaysia's Batek?

A mysterious illness has taken the lives of 15 out of 180 members of a clan of Malaysia’s last hunter gatherers, the Batek.

Meet the Journalist: Sim Chi Yin

Photographer Sim Chi Yin speaks on the thinking and impulse behind making the latest chapter of her ongoing project "Shifting Sands," a visual investigation of the global depletion of construction sand.