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By Fred de Sam Lazaro, Morgan Till, Sarah Clune Hartman
As India takes on the title of the world’s most populous nation, a question that looms thanks to climate change is how to feed 1.4 billion people. Small-scale farming families say crops are withering under record-high temperatures, cycles of drought…
India will overtake China as the world’s most populous nation by the middle of this year, according to United Nations data. Alongside its population of 1.4 billion, India's geopolitical and economic footprint is also growing. But as Fred de Sam…
By Fred de Sam Lazaro, Zeba Warsi, Simeon Lancaster
The number of self-identified Black farmers in the United States has dwindled over the last century, in part because of overt discrimination by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The agency is the economic backbone for most American farmers through its…
By Fred de Sam Lazaro, Sam Weber, Adam Kemp
The history of gynecology as a medical specialty has deep roots in the American South, but that legacy is as complicated as the history of the South itself. In partnership with the Under-Told Stories Project at the University of St.
By Fred de Sam Lazaro, Simeon Lancaster
By Fred de Sam Lazaro, Sarah Clune Hartman
Pakistan is struggling to recover from last year’s cataclysmic flooding that killed more than 1,700. It was the latest in a string of weather-related disasters the country has faced over the past two decades, prompting calls to make hard-hit communities…
By Fred de Sam Lazaro, Sarah Clune Hartman, Kaisha Young, John Yang
Millions in Pakistan remain displaced from last summer’s devastating floods, which left one-third of the country underwater. On Monday, the U.N. and Pakistan will host a conference in Geneva with the goal of raising more funds to help survivors. Fred…
Four months after a third of the country was underwater, Pakistan is still struggling to recover. The disaster affected more than 30 million people and is seen as a warning for other climate-vulnerable countries. As Fred de Sam Lazaro reports,…
Months after historic flooding that killed more than 1,700 people, Pakistan is still struggling to recover. The UN is warning it might suspend its food support program for flood victims because it is running out of money. Fred de Sam…
The United States has the highest rate of incarceration based on population. Part of it is due to an overwhelmed, underfunded system in both prosecutors' and public defenders' offices. As Fred de Sam Lazaro reports, one initiative is trying to…
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