In a world hungry for cheap shrimp, Burmese migrants are the backbone of a Thai shrimp industry that is the world’s third largest. But low prices often come at their expense.
The world--and especially the U.S--wants cheap shrimp. For the $1 billion plus shrimping industry in Thailand, satisfying this appetite comes at the expense of workers.
Thanks to a bottomless appetite for inexpensive shrimp in the West, Burmese migrants are the backbone of a Thai shrimp industry that is the world’s third largest. But there's a darker side.
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As Ghana ramps up off-shore oil production, the government promises to attend to environmental concerns. But plans to cope with a catastrophic spill are noticeably missing.
Environmental concerns are raised as more oil companies begin drilling off the coast of Ghana. Does the country have the resources to cope with a major spill?
Solving Dhaka’s sanitation issue is simple. Steve Sapienza says the Bangladeshi capital needs only to provide slum residents clean water and worry less about the resources used to pay for it.
Edlove Quarshie was a passionate advocate for fishermen’s rights in Ghana.
Mongolia's rising temperatures and extreme weather conditions are impacting the livestock of the country's nomadic herders.
Rising temperatures and fluctuating weather conditions in Mongolia's countryside could be caused by global warming.
Global warming is harming Mongolia's grasslands, which feed the livestock that directly support nearly half of the country's population.