Environmental Public Policy
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 /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.
August 30, 2012 /CAROLINE D'ANGELO, JENNIFER MCDONALD
Nigerian journalist Ameto Akpe to answer your questions via video on government accountability, and water and sanitation. Submit your question today!
In Thailand, one of the world's most rapidly developing countries, sustainability often takes the backseat to economic growth. But rising levels of pollution and depletion could be disastrous.
August 1, 2012SEAN GALLAGHERRising temperatures on the Tibetan Plateau in western China are causing melting glaciers and environmental degradation, threatening the vulnerable communities that inhabit the roof of the world.
As the trash in Nairobi's vast Dandora dump continues to pile up, photojournalist Micah Albert looks Kenya's waste management disaster.
From Tijuana to Tierra del Fuego, climate change is gripping Latin America. Simeon Tegel reports on the human consequences of drought, hurricanes, and melting glaciers.
April 4, 2012KEYLA BEEBEDespite environmental protection policies, Cambodia’s growing economy and population have caused one of the world’s worst rates of deforestation.
Resources for students and teachers ahead of journalist Ameto Akpe's visit.
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
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 28, 2012 / Untold Stories
After 15 years, a neighborhood in Accra gets access to safe running water.
February 17, 2012 / Untold Stories
In Accra, Ghana's capital, the water infrastructure falls far short of the population's needs, forcing many residents to scramble for water from illegal taps and roadside puddles.
"We will illuminate dark places and, with a deep sense of responsibility, interpret these troubled times."
JOSEPH PULITZER III (1913-1993)