Global Category

Global Posts

ROOT CANALS AND SIPHONED PETROL

Life in border towns is often driven by contrasts between countries straddling the line. To survive, you have to be street smart, fearless and perceptive.

Continue Reading »

BORDER GAMES – PART II

By on May 31, 2013 in Global Category
BORDER GAMES – PART II

After 1,600 kilometers of potholes, several near accidents and numerous Mexican army drug checkpoints, we were close to the U.S. border. And then things got interesting.

(This is Part II of a three part series on international borders.)

Continue Reading »

WAR ZONE WILDLIFE

Conservation efforts are increasingly seen as a way to heal war torn nations. If wildlife can survive and rebound in war weary countries there is hope.

Continue Reading »

POWER TO THE PEOPLE

In Kenya, 85 percent of the population has no electricity. Riots recently erupted in Pakistan over ten hour power cuts. India and China turn to often environmentally disastrous dams to feed their underpowered grids.

The grid will likely not reach the remote corners of Mongolia or the vast rural plains of Kenya, but the wind and sun do.

Continue Reading »

WORKING INFORMALLY

By on September 28, 2012 in Global Category

They stand on Los Angeles street corners waiting for pickups to take them to construction jobs. They stand in the middle of Mexican intersections breathing fire hoping for a tip. They sit under the Nairobi sun selling toilets and fixing tires.

They are workers in the world’s biggest employment sector  the underground economy.

Continue Reading »

Top