The looted antiquities trade [program]

Conflict in the Middle East and elsewhere has fueled a booming trade in looted antiquities from archaeological sites and museums. Millions of dollars worth of artifacts have disappeared, with some...

India’s air pollution crisis [program]

Recently an international cricket match in the Indian city of Delhi had to be temporarily halted in the middle of the game for an unusual reason. The cause: air pollution levels so high that a top...

Photographer spotlights India’s air pollution

"We all breathe the same air." Melanie Dornier was once a social worker in the United Kingdom and her native France, where she did work like helping refugees navigate the job search process. Then an interest...

China’s internet addicts

It’s hardly uncommon for parents to be worried their teenagers are spending too much time online. But in China the concern is particularly acute, where internet cafes in cities often teem with young men...

Inside a Chinese internet addiction camp

Chinese camps for internet "addicts" use military discipline, and sometimes violence, to rehabilitate youth In August an 18-year-old boy in China's eastern Anhui province was found dead with multiple...

In polar photography, a battle with fear and cold

"I couldn't think of anything else but to breathe deep and go as deep as I can." (Photo credit: Amos Nachoum) Wildlife photographer Amos Nachoum is no stranger to difficult situations. As an Israeli...

Arctic shipping grows as ice melts

For hundreds of years, European explorers sought a direct sea route from Europe to Asia. Now as Arctic ice melts, just such a route is opening across northern Russia.  In August a Russian-owned tanker...