Ken Lou became one of Guatemala's youngest inventors at age nine when he invented a fire log from recycled materials.
PUERTO ROSARIO, Colombia—When the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) came out of the jungle in February, they brought their furry friends along with them.
Those of us paying attention to domestic politics would be forgiven for thinking the great renaissance of coal power was just around the corner. President Trump has touted his plans to revive a struggling coal industry and Republicans, having accused the Obama administration of waging a war on coal, now have the power…
BOGOTA — Bullfighting returned to Colombia's capital city on Sunday amid a large and loud protest that suggests the old sporting tradition is becoming increasingly unpopular among the country's youth.
BOGOTA— Government officials launched an operation to "rescue" dozens of rare Asian fish from a shopping mall in Colombia's capital city last week only to kill them several days later after realizing they had nowhere to put them.
A new report published in Nature Ecology & Evolution attempts to map out how consumption of goods in one country threatens species in other countries. The researchers hope their work will help create valuable new links between human actions and their consequences on the natural world, especially when it comes to the…
Would you knowingly purchase a fake if it looks and feels like the real deal? The manufacturers of lab-grown rhino horns hope so. They want to fill the demand with their supply of ethically sourced reproductions. Wildlife organizations that work to protect the rhinoceros, however, believe this is the wrong approach.
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.
Seemingly every week a big news item draws attention to the close relationship between President-elect Donald Trump and Russia. With the announcement that Trump is nominating ExxonMobil CEO Rex Tillerson as secretary of state—someone with a historically close working relationship with Russia—this week is no different.
As President-elect Trump prepares to take office and usher a wave of climate change deniers into power, one of Earth's most vital natural defense systems against global warming is quickly deteriorating.
Argentina is gearing up for a beaver bloodbath. The South American country is training an elite hunting unit to trap and kill 100,000 beavers that have chomped their way through thousands of acres of pristine Patagonian forest.
As tensions between oil pipeline protestors and police forces in North Dakota escalate, a decades-long conflict in Nigeria’s Niger Delta rages on, illustrating just how bad things can really get when big oil and native communities collide.
He didn’t know what to do with them at first. The vet had never seen cats like these.
Norway’s sheep farmers, fearing the loss of their traditional livelihoods to packs of wolves roaming the rugged outback, have embraced a controversial approach to preserving their rural professions: killing nearly two-thirds of the nation’s wolf population.
As the shocking election results came in Tuesday night, some of the most anxious observers weren’t in the United States, but rather across the Atlantic in Morocco. Just days after the ambitious Paris climate agreement officially went into force, world leaders gathered for the beginning of the next global climate…
The Paris Agreement on climate change—the groundbreaking new global climate pact—comes into force on November 4. If Donald Trump is elected four days later, he has said he will “cancel” it.
Nearly one quarter of the carbon stored above ground in tropical forests is currently in the care of indigenous and traditional communities. A new report suggests that keeping those populations on the land and guaranteeing their right to it could be the key to keeping some 54.5 billion metric tons of carbon—equivalent…
SURABAYA, Indonesia—Early on a Saturday morning, 72-year-old Seharti walks to her neighborhood bank to make a deposit. The bags she carries are not full of money though. They are full of trash—plastic bottles, tin cans, bundled newspapers.
The rapid rise in global extinctions is generally associated with habitat destruction, agricultural expansion, and human population growth, but a new study focuses on an underappreciated factor: bushmeat.