Paul Pavol lives in Pomio, an area on the southern edge of Papua New Guinea where old-growth rainforests were once abundant. “Forest is our wholesale. Forest is our timber yard. Forest is our freezer. Forest is our supplier,” he said. “It was free for us.”
LETICIA, COLOMBIA—When you think of the Amazon you may think of an immense tropical forest covering more than 2 million square miles and spread across nine countries. It’s one of the world’s great natural wonders, known as the Earth’s lung. Without a healthy Amazon, we can’t have a healthy Earth. But hidden in the…
The amazon is one of the world's great natural wonders, but hidden in the rainforest is a story of intense pressure and exploitation.
BRASILIA, Brazil—Two years ago, after he received his first death threat from a neighboring farmer, Reinile Alves do Santos told his 13-year old that he was no longer allowed to play soccer in the streets of Claro, a quilombola community in the state of Tocantins, Brazil. He moved him to a different school, and…
NAIROBI, Kenya—It was October, 2014 on the Masai Mara National Reserve in Kenya when a tourist saw a horrific sight on the plain.
Local authorities in California's Central Valley are investigating what they are calling "sophisticated" thefts of walnuts by criminals posing as truck drivers.
Southern California Gas Co., the largest natural gas distribution utility in America, was charged Tuesday with failing to immediately notify state authorities about a now-massive natural gas leak in Aliso Canyon, Los Angeles.
Two researchers have found that changes in a given day's wind pattern that send pollutants in a particular direction can cause crime rates to climb and, in aggregate, lead to at least $178 million a year in crime costs nationally.
A 20-year-old man was shot and killed with an arrow last Friday in a remote corner of the Amazon by members of an isolated tribe that has only had a handful of encounters with the outside world.