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.
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.
SAMUEL LOEWENBERG Global hunger affects nearly one billion people. Emergency food is not enough. This project examines some fundamental yet often overlooked interventions, most of which do not involve food at all.
ADAM JANOFSKY 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.
SEAN GALLAGHER Rising 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.
REMA NAGARAJAN Two transitioning economies, similar development challenges, vastly different population size and stage of growth. Can they learn from each other about providing better healthcare to their people.
STEPHEN FRANKLIN From afar Turkey is a model for others. But within the country, Turks wrangle over their legacy and future, over freedom of the press and a worsening border crisis testing their resolve and humanity.
MEGHAN DHALIWAL, JASON HAYES Before the international response to the earthquake of 2010 one challenge Haiti didn't face was cholera. Now it does, with 7,000 already dead and a continuing challenge for the entire country.
YASMIN BENDAAS Facial tattoos, once popular among Chaouia women in Algeria, are now less prevalent. This project examines their contribution to identity, their symbolic meaning, and reasons for their disappearance.
MELLISSA FUNG, LYNN BURGESS A battle is being waged in the rainforests of Panama – between those who want to keep their way of life, and those who want economic growth. At stake: billions worth of precious metals.