Javier picks cherries
When Azul was five, doctors finally figured out the little girl had asthma. That’s become a big problem among children of farm workers, says Dr. Catherine Karr of the University of Washington. 
coal power plant in germany burns dirty
Lignite mining has already claimed nearly 50 villages in the region, and since the mid-1950s more than 40,000 people have been displaced by it.
Man stands on roof
After 11 months, power is virtually fully restored in Puerto Rico. But the grid is still fragile, and there’s no estimate of when an overhaul to make it stronger will begin.
un barco de pesca en el mar de cortez en Mexico
Los habitantes del estado mexicano de Baja California Sur vivían de la pesca durante generaciones, hasta que los peces se acabaron.
fishing nets in the sea of cortez
Small towns in the Mexican state of Baja California Sur lived on fishing for generations. When the fish ran out, they took a radical step.
Take-out coffee cups are a popular American import that are filling up the country's trash bins. Now there's an effort in Munich to replace throwaway cups with cups you borrow and return, inspired by the longstanding practice at the city's famous beer gardens.
Paper coffee cups have a thin layer of plastic on the inside to prevent leaking. It’s a well-engineered vessel, but difficult to recycle.
Starbucks consumers go through 6 billion to-go cups a year. Those cups basically can't be recycled. So Starbucks, along with McDonald's, are trying to engineer a better cup.
the lush Antarctic seafloor
Hidden under the cover of sea-ice for most of the year, and living in cold water near the seafloor, are thousands of unique species. Research has generated new techniques to map where these species live, and predict how this might change in the future.
A man is perched atop a propeller of a small twin engine plane on a tarmac. The plane is bright cherry red.
The global circulatory system is incredibly complex, and parts of it, like the North Icelandic Jet, are barely understood. That's why these scientists are in Iceland in the dead of winter.
Worker in front of cement truck
Byproducts from coal-fired power plants and metal production can help lower the carbon footprint of concrete production.