At the Foot the Rockies, Tribes Make Tough Decisions

27 February 2014, by

In the shadow of the Rocky Mountains live the Native American Blackfoot tribes. Facing high unemployment, the tribe opened up their lands to oil and gas production to boast the local economy. The number of wells has grown since the fracking boom on the Great Plains, leading to concerns about this ecologically and culturally important […]

Climate Refugees of Nepal Himalayas

15 February 2014, by

The ancient village of Samzong located inside Mustang district in northwestern Nepal Himalayas, is facing disappearance as acute water shortage for irrigation and livestock in the area is forcing the villagers to consider a future elsewhere. Samzong had once been the main port connecting the northern Tibetan civilization and the southern Indic neighbors. Cultural records […]