The Darién Gap between Panama and Colombia has long been known as an impregnable stretch of rainforest, rivers and swamps inhabited by indigenous peoples as well as guerrillas, drug traffickers and paramilitaries. Some of the Darién’s indigenous communities are working to reverse steady deforestation.
As development increases in Thailand, so does deforestation. Buddhist ecology monks, a new category of religious activists, are making an effort to conserve the environment in Thailand.
Buddhist ecology monks in Thailand have chosen to take an active approach to ending environmental suffering. In the face of deforestation and rapid development, their work is making an impact.
Worse droughts have caused serious water shortages, which impact both local farmers and mountain gorillas.
Climate change is reshaping relations between parks, people and the mountain gorillas of Rwanda. But more and deeper research is needed to determine likely long-term impacts.
The final installment of a series examining the relationship between the economy and natural resources in Venezuela.
For three months, a reporter travelled Venezuela’s disputed mining areas, gathering exclusive material on Latin America’s most underreported natural resources conflict.
Venezuela today is gripped by a catastrophic economic crisis, born out of corruption on a vast scale, government mismanagement and a failed petro-economy.
Trump’s 2018 budget, if adopted, threatens to kill already precarious Northwest salmon fisheries — crippling the local economies of US and Canadian communities and tribal nations.
As President elect Trump seeks a quick exit from the Paris Climate Accord, the international community at the COP22 climate summit says the world will go forward without the US; China may lead.
This month’s 22nd UN climate conference in Morocco is critical for putting practical mechanisms in place to determine how the world’s nations will curb climate change.