Above the Lines: Third episode of a series about the effect pipelines have on nearby communities.
In Playa del Carmen, on the Mayan Riviera, scuba diving with bull sharks has become an incredibly popular—and incredibly lucrative—business, generating $9 million in annual revenue for the Mexican resort town. However, not all local shark experts are onboard with these up-close and personal encounters. Some believe…
You may think shark fin soup is something that's only consumed in China. Well it's not. It's proudly served across the U.S. The Shark Fin Sales Elimination Act was introduced to congress in 2017, and if passed, it would make it illegal to possess, sell, or purchase shark fins.
Hammerhead sharks are some of the most agile predators in the sea. Unfortunately, their distinct physiology also makes them some of the most delicate of all shark species.
Many of the classiest perfumes owe their musky aroma to a fairly un-classy ingredient: whale poop. Here’s the story of the long, unlikely journey of ambergris, one of the world’s weirdest cosmetic ingredients.
We know it sounds crazy, but hear us out: trees actually are speaking to each other. Trees use a vast underground network to send each other nutrients and warn their their neighbors about droughts and disease. Considering they've been around for over 400 million years, is it really that surprising that they’ve figured…
For decades, when people thought of sharks they thought of Jaws. OCEARCH is trying to change that by replacing fear with facts.
Mexican fishermen in Baja California have long depended on shark fishing to stay afloat. One small group of fishermen kills thousands of sharks every year. But the work is dealt and poorly paid. So fishermen are teaming up with environmentalists to try their hand at leading shark diving tours. It's turning out to be…
"It's the way that we live, it's our life, and we're trying to teach that to our children that's our future generation." This indigenous community's way of teaching science through tradition is beautiful and brilliant.
"He’s keeping his promise that he’s going to help get the coal jobs back." Trump left the Paris agreement and promised that he's bringing coal back. But the hard truth is–coal jobs aren't coming back.
"Hands off of Alaska…our lands are not to be sold or taken away." Alaskans are protesting against a new order that could lead to drilling in protected areas of an Arctic wildlife refuge.
Shark cartilage pills have no known health benefits and research has shown that they could in fact be harmful to humans. Still, cartilage supplements are sold in health stores across the United States. But now, Fusion’s investigation into the shark cartilage industry has discovered troubling DNA evidence about the…
Trump is likely to withdraw from the Paris Climate Deal. If humans can change the climate, can we also change it back? Climate scientist Josh Willis explores geoengineering.
Is a trendy cup of coffee worth an animal’s sanity? Kopi Luwak, the world's most expensive coffee, comes from the poop of a jungle animal. But the growing demand for it is driving these animals insane.
Trump will decide whether to stay in the Paris Climate Agreement at the end of the month. He promised during his campaign that he would pull out. What the agreement does and the ramifications of the U.S. not participating are explained.
Republicans often target clean energy policies as "job killers." But are they really? Not at all, says Robert Pollin, professor of economics at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Pollin believes transitioning to a renewable energy economy could actually create millions of jobs, grow the economy and help save the…
“This time, humans are the asteroid.” The New Yorker journalist Elizabeth Kolbert says we may be triggering a mass extinction on earth. Here’s why.
Thousands of earthquakes in the U.S. are being caused not by fracking, but by an oil and gas development process you may never have heard of: wastewater disposal. It doesn't have to be this way.
These beekeepers protect bees by bringing them to urban areas, and they also add people with special abilities to their workforce.
It is essentially the conflict between the man and the wild that has driven the Baiga tribe out of the Kanha National Park, the home of Rudyard Kipling's "The Jungle Book." While the tribe considers tigers of Kanha as their brothers, the authorities consider these people a threat to the wildlife. Before Kanha forest…