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September 20, 2012 /
JASON MOTLAGH, STEPHEN SAPIENZA
America's appetite for inexpensive shrimp from Southeast Asia is growing, but at what cost? In Thailand, illegal and abusive labor practices go unchecked to feed a booming demand.
September 17, 2012 /
JENNIFER MCDONALD
See behind the scenes of an international reporting project. Follow science writer Erik Vance and photojournalist Dominic Bracco as they report from the Sea of Cortez.
September 17, 2012 /
DOMINIC BRACCO II, ERIK VANCE
The Sea of Cortez is—or was—a vast and lush underwater paradise. Industrial fishing operations are now decimating the sea's bounty. Tuna, red snapper, and shark are all but gone.
July 18, 2012 / Untold Stories
Lake Titicaca: At Risk From Upstream Urban Pollution
NOAH FRIEDMAN-RUDOVSKY, SARA SHAHRIARI
Lake Titicaca finds itself at great risk from upstream urban pollution as Bolivian residents migrate from the countryside to cities, overwhelming the infrastructure and sending pollution downstream.
April 4, 2012
KEYLA BEEBE
Despite environmental protection policies, Cambodia’s growing economy and population have caused one of the world’s worst rates of deforestation.
March 28, 2012
Buried in Dandora: Voices of Nairobi's Waste Management Disaster
DAVID CONRAD, MICAH ALBERT
Nairobi’s Dandora Municipal Dump Site has been officially "full" for years and is implicated in a host of diseases--yet provides employment to scavengers. Views from the dump and from those nearby.
March 2, 2012 / Untold Stories
Lake Titicaca: Can Small Communities Fight Big Cities that Pollute?
SARA SHAHRIARI, NOAH FRIEDMAN-RUDOVSKY
In Bolivia, urban growth poses a major pollution threat to Lake Titicaca, South America's largest freshwater lake. Some downstream communities are trying to fight back.
February 16, 2012
Senegal: Great Green Wall of Trees to Halt the Advance of the Sahara
BOBBY BASCOMB
The Sahara is steadily advancing south into the Sahel region of Africa, but leaders of 11 African nations hope to plant a Great Green Wall of trees to block the world’s largest desert.
February 16, 2012 / Living on Earth
BOBBY BASCOMB
From Senegal to Djibouti, there is a plan to halt the advancing Sahara desert with a Great Green Wall of trees.
January 25, 2012 / Untold Stories
Dry Toilets: The Answer to a Bolivian City's Sewage Crisis
SARA SHAHRIARI, NOAH FRIEDMAN-RUDOVSKY
A new kind of toilet may be the salvation of Lake Titicaca. It's sanitary and it may even produce compost suitable for growing food.
January 19, 2012 / iWatch
West African Oil Boom Overlooks Tattered Environmental Safety Net
CHRISTIANE BADGLEY
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.
January 19, 2012 / Asia Society
Interview: China Photographer Sean Gallagher Discusses Threat to Pandas
SEAN GALLAGHER
Pulitzer Center grantee Sean Gallagher reflects on his reporting about deforestation in China and its impact on the giant panda.
January 17, 2012 / The Guardian
NOAH FRIEDMAN-RUDOVSKY
With urban populations increasing, Lake Titicaca is being polluted with waste from booming cities in Peru and Bolivia.
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