Under Water

As higher temperatures lead to sea level rise and more extreme rainfall, a growing number of people around the world are living with catastrophic flooding. We find that the human and financial costs of flooding are already much higher, and much longer-lasting, than many think—even if you don’t live anywhere near the sea.

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Generation Activist

Adults younger than 40 are between, nine and 17 percent more likely to join in activism than those older than 40 -- a marked increase from the early 2000s, when under-40s were only three percent more likely to protest. Sometimes the street is a choice; sometimes it’s the only choice.

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Age Well

A key factor related to the health and even wealth of older people around the world is something remarkable simple: respect. And research shows that the way you view old age can determine how well you and your society age and even how long you live.

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Water: Tap, Bottled & Microplastics

Everyone needs water to live. Water is a vital resource, yet 2.1 billion people don’t have access to safe tap water.

I founded Orb Media to be a new kind of global journalism organization dedicated to telling stories on issues that matter to billions of people around the globe - like the quality of the water that we consume.

Fusing original research, data analysis, on-the-ground reporting, and an engaged public, Orb Media produces agenda-setting stories about the challenges and opportunities we face together as one world.

Journalism.co.uk Features Orb Media

Journalism.co.uk, a publication covering journalism news based in the U.K., featured Orb Media in an article titled "Pen, paper and data: Orb's approach to global reporting." The article outlines Orb's editorial process and business model.

Why Culture Matters for Demographics

Mother, daughter, grandaughter riding metro in japan. Aging, three generations.

With two days left in Paris, Lucian Perkins and I are roughly two thirds of the way through our field reporting for Orb’s transmedia story on ageing and eldercare. We’ve spoken to researchers, social scientists, care managers, elderly men and women and careworkers. Some of what I’ve learned bears out the data points I looked at before setting out. Other conversations offer additional clarity on trends. But some influencing factors have surfaced that I hadn’t taken into consideration.

A New Tool for Journalists to Hear the Crowd

A new tool to help anyone survey the crowd and get more credible results.

Breaking Ground

It’s easy to dismiss this global destruction as an unfortunate environmental mishap, yet the ways we grow food are causing this destruction. Simply put, we need to apply new methods of growing food.

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Breaking Ground

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Breaking Ground

Brazil has transformed the Cerrado, a grassland south of the Amazon, into a major soy producing region, but as soy plantations blanket the region they lay waste to the Cerrado’s soils.

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