Letter From Karen, Myanmar: Touring the Fractured Karen State of Myanmar
Over a period of 40 years, Myanmar's military killed and displaced tens of thousands of Karen people.
Objects That Matter: The Bird-Saving Collar
Vigilantes who hunt down feral cats run up against animal-cruelty laws and social norms; one Texas veterinarian sparked outrage after she bragged on Facebook about killing what she thought was a feral tomcat with a bow and arrow.
Field Notes: Aboard an Oil Rig in Watford City, North Dakota
Watford City, North Dakota: Drillers perfect "the curve," a 1,000-foot portion of the oil well where the line gradually shifts from vertical to horizontal, on the Raven Drilling company rig.
Women Saving the Planet: Patricia Espinosa of Mexico
The executive secretary of the U.N. Framework Convention on Climate Change recalls COP16.
Women Saving the Planet: Hakima El Haité of Morocco
Hakima El Haité, host of COP22 in Marrakech, is a pioneer for women—in science and diplomacy, and above all in the struggle for climate justice.
Women Saving the Planet: Duduzile Nhlengethwa-Masina of Swaziland
Without access to the right technologies, countries are left to confront complex problems without the sufficient tools to solve them.
Women Saving the Planet: Kalee Kreider of the United States
After 20 years behind the scenes of the environmental movement Kreider believes that, now more than ever, women need more seats at the table.
Women Saving the Planet: Achala Abeysinghe of Sri Lanka
Abeysinghe, among other things, is the principal researcher at the International Institute for Environment and Development.
Women Saving the Planet: Lidy Nacpil of the Philippines
The veteran civil-society advocate came of political age under the Marcos régime in the Philippines. Today she’s one of the busiest organizers in the world.
Since We Last Spoke: Inmates From Across the Country Have Been Going on Strike — Why?
Updates to stories from the Pacific Standard archive.
Women Saving the Planet: Christiana Figueres of Costa Rica
The former executive secretary of the U.N. Framework Convention on Climate Change sees women as the solution to climate change, rather than victims.
Women Saving the Planet: Kayla DeVault, Advocating for Navajo Nation
The scholar and indigenous activist explains how tribal communities can help solve the energy crisis.
Field Notes: Looking Down on the Port of Long Beach
Long Beach, California: A scene from 2,000 feet above the Port of Long Beach, where officials say they handle the transport of $180 billion worth of goods each year.
Seed Librarians Are Fighting to Protect the U.S.'s Resilient and Diverse Food System
How seed libraries are fighting against agricultural giants to increase genetic diversity in our crops.
India's First Transgender Band Is Fighting Prejudice One Song at a Time
And Bollywood may just be the perfect platform.