Mask art decries air pollution, climate change

In air pollution masks, a canvass for solutions Raising awareness about environmental issues like air pollution and climate change is no Maskbook's "Air Mask" by Wen Fang easy task. The problems are...

China’s war on pollution [program]

China’s rapid economic growth over the past two decades been nothing short of remarkable. Of course there’s been a dark side to this growth. As China has built more factories, power plants and cars, it...

‘Red Sand’ project spotlights trafficking

"We can’t merely walk over the most marginalized people in our communities — those who fall through the metaphoric cracks." From forced marriage in Afghanistan to unpaid laborers in southeast Asia's...

Orphanage ‘tourism’ draws scrutiny

To people in the U.S., an orphanage sounds like an outdated concept. Many of us only remember seeing them in movies like “Annie” Orphanages fell out of favor in the U.S. around World War II after many...

In Cuba, dreams of escape [program]

For many people, the thought of spending your life next to the aquamarine waters of the Caribbean is an envious one. But for many people in the tiny fishing village of Cajio Beach in western Cuba - it’s...

Venezuela’s teen pregnancy epidemic

Around the world, rates of teen pregnancy have been dropping for decades. But in Latin America, rates of teenage motherhood remain stubbornly high. Today they’re about 36 percent higher than the global...

Death squads in the Philippines

In recent days Filipino President Rodrigo Duterte announced that he would withdraw his country from the treaty governing the International Criminal Court. That move came just over a month after the ICC’s top...

In China’s girls, artist sees a growing force

  "I wanted to show the power that these little girls had." China's economic boom has lifted hundreds of millions out of poverty in the past two decades and transformed a poor country into an industrial...