Previously: HuffPost UK multimedia editor. Now: Filming, producing, writing, presenting. Focusing on communities, environment, women. Currently based in Los Angeles. Formerly based in Colombia.
In a stark, white hospital room in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea, a man named Keith spends long days quarantined in an entire wing.
Keith, in his 50s and wears a grubby T-shirt and pants and sports a long scraggly beard, is highly contagious with a rare strain of extremely drug-resistant tuberculosis.
“I’m happy I’m here,” Keith says. “I have run away [from the hospital] many times, but now I know that it is a good thing that I am here. I need to take my medication so I can get better.”
Last year, 32-year-old Ana Maria* and her four children were forced to flee for their lives after guerrillas entered their village in Tumaco, southwestern Colombia.
In a tiny wooden lodge, in a misty valley in Montenegro, six locals puff away on homemade cigarettes and sip the country’s traditional plum brandy at 11:15 a.m.
There are six glasses on the small table, filled with ice-cold water drawn from their river. It’s that clean.
News package from Papua New Guinea on the country's TB epidemic.
I visited remote Papua New Guinea to film b-roll and two interviews for the news report, which aired on Al Jazeera's TV channels. The package was presented by AJ's Sydney correspondent.
Extinction Rebellion brought London to a standstill late last year and again in April, blockading some of the busiest parts of the city to protest a lack of climate action on the part of the British government. This month, the group is out on the streets again for two weeks of protests in cities around the world, even defying a police ban on their biggest protests in London.
Wednesday marked a milestone in the battle to protect endangered species, when an international team of scientists announced they had successfully created two northern white rhino embryos.
The landmark achievement is a promising step towards pulling the white rhino back from the brink of extinction.
It also highlights how technology is being harnessed to protect wildlife - including efforts beyond the lab in places like South Africa.
For several consecutive years, fires have devastated the Californian coast, and the fire service is under increasing pressure with fewer resources. One former firefighter is setting up his own fire crew, but is that the right approach?
The last remaining fortune cookie factory in San Francisco is on the verge of closure, thanks to sky-high rents and new technology, but its owner says he will never give up the family business, writes Lucy Sherriff.
HONOLULU — A deadly fungus threatens one of Hawaii’s most beloved and important species, the ʻōhiʻa tree, and those believed responsible for spreading the disease are now being asked to help save it — tourists.
An organic pesticide recently approved by the EPA and intended to help ease the decline of the bee population in the U.S. will be delivered in a novel way — by bees themselves as they alight on field and flower.
"They are essentially living corpses," says Colombian scientist Rodrigo Bernal of Colombia's national tree.
The ceroxylon quindiuense, a distinct species of palm tree which was declared the country's national tree in 1985, is on the verge of extinction and most Colombians are not even aware of the problem.
(VIDEO) Almost every year, bloody images of the Faroe Islands’ grindadráp are splashed across newspapers, with the practise damned as “a gruesome massacre”, “a barbaric slaughter”.
But is killing whales for food really so different than slaughtering cows in an abattoir?
The struggle for access to safe and sufficient water for drinking and irrigation defines life for the indigenous Wayuu of La Guajira, Colombia’s northernmost department.
Activists have described the Wayuu as being in the throes of a humanitarian cri