After witnessing a ritual human sacrifice, Hernán Cortés wrote that it was “horrible, and abominable, and...

Hong Kong

Hong Kong’s High Rises

A solution to the scarcity of building land has come at a price—clean air.

The image is unforgettable. From a distance it looks, perhaps, like a piece of modern art:...

Nepal

Nepal’s Toxic Smog

Are authorities to blame for not safeguarding Kathmandu's ancient monuments?

On the southwestern edge of the Kathmandu Durbar Square, along its narrow, stone-paved alleys, motorbikes and...