The world's forests are being stripped away. Aquifers are being depleted at an alarming rate. But very few of us have ever imagined that we are also running out of sand. Vince Beiser speaks with CBC Radio's "Sunday Edition" about his reporting on one of the world's fastest evaporating finite resources.
Five years after her kidnapping, journalist Mellissa Fung returns to Afghanistan to complete the story she started at the time. See what she discovered, and how things have changed.
Local Panamanians have doubts about a giant Canadian-owned copper mine.
In the 16th century, Spanish explorers arrived in Panama in search of gold, silver and spices. Five hundred years later, it's not the Spaniards, but the Canadians who have come looking for riches.
Are Canadian mining companies the "New Conquistadors" of Latin America? An interactive map shows the the mining conflicts in the region.
Precious metals and the rainforest are at stake in a battle between Canadian mining companies and local communities in Panama, a struggle that conjures up images of the Spanish Conquistadors.