The Bank Robber and the Football Star
Antonio Carrion was headed for the NFL when the voices started and he drifted away. Then his estranged mother finished her time for robbery and saved his life.
The World’s Disappearing Sand
Sand is the essential ingredient that makes modern life possible. And we are starting to run out.
The Deadly Global War for Sand
Battles sparked by sand mining have reportedly killed hundreds in recent years—including police officers, government officials, and ordinary people.
America’s first responders, California Task Force Two follows disaster around the world. [PDF version]
Can a “Green Great Wall” Stave Off Environmental Disaster?
China is planting billions of trees to hold back the desert.
The For-Profit Refugee Camp
The vast majority of Syrian refugees are still stranded in the Middle East. Why the world needs a whole new way to take care of them. [PDF version]
How the Rabbi Got AIDS
A secretly gay and HIV-positive Orthodox rabbi speaks.