Fire has been a part of India’s landscape since time immemorial. Every year, forest fires rage through nearly every state, ravaging more than half of India’s districts. Today, with growing…

Christopher Sall |

Mining is a high stakes industry. For the growing list of countries looking to translate underground assets into tangible benefits above the ground, the ability to negotiate and implement a good…

Michael Jarvis |

Conflict Diamonds A National Geographic Special on conflict diamonds. I am a mining specialist, not a conflict specialist. But on my recent trip to Sierra Leone, I was struck by the ever-present…

Christopher Sheldon |

Energy is essential to heat homes and cook meals. It is needed to deliver proper health care in hospitals and to teach children. It is essential for economic growth and development and for…

S. Vijay Iyer |