October 26, 2011, 2pm PDT
Coachella Valley is home to agriculture, music festivals, and impoverished residents living in shanty mobile homes. Drinkable water, reliable electricity, basic sanitation, and clean air are scarce, says California Watch.
October 2, 2011, 7am PDT
Social activists have reacted sharply to the Indian Planning Commission's report that 25 rupees (50 cents) and 31 rupees a day is sufficient for people in rural and urban areas, respectively. Jyoti Malhotra reports on the ongoing debate.
India Real Time (Wall Street Journal)
May 22, 2010, 9am PDT
As China Expands its high speed rail system, some of the country's rural poor have criticized the trains for being too expensive.