The Environmental Hazards of Intensive Shrimp Farming on the Mekong Delta
Vietnam either has to change the way it approaches shrimp farming or face the loss of hundreds of hectares of land.
The Lede: The Vietnamese Refugee Crisis, Secrets to Enjoying AWP, Polar Bears' Changing Diet, and More
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The Edit, Episode #8: A Conversation About Immigration in the Trump Era
On the latest episode of Pacific Standard's podcast about how our stories are made, contributing writer Massoud Hayoun discusses an ongoing Vietnamese refugee crisis.
Blue Water Navy Veterans Are Still Fighting for Agent Orange Compensation
Though most didn’t step foot in Vietnam, some 90,000 Navy vets who served offshore may have been exposed to the chemical brew and seek benefits. The battle is playing out in the courts and in Congress. It boils down to a comma.
The Pentagon Has Finally Identified the Remains of a POW Lost Since 1942
Long buried alongside hundreds of unknown U.S. soldiers in the Philippines, Private Arthur “Bud” Kelder is on his way home after a lawsuit by his family.
How Have Textbooks Changed the Face of War? - The Science of Society
War is more personal, less glorious, and more hellish in modern textbooks than in the past. But there’s still room for improvement.
Pentagon Finally Overhauls Effort to Identify Its Missing
The restructuring promises to address many of the problems laid out in a recent ProPublica and NPR investigation.
Time May Be Running Out for Rhinos as Poaching Persists Worldwide
South Africa debates legalization of the rhino-horn trade to stem smuggling.
United Nations: More Developing Countries Funding Their Own Anti-HIV Programs
Many countries are starting to rely less on foreign aid for their HIV prevention and treatment programs. But the transition can be tricky.