As the Arctic warms and tensions over its future rise, the Canadian and U.S. militaries have stepped up operations in the region.
Ceramics, polished stone tools, cave drawings, and funerary urns tell the story of human occupation and the ancestry of the Indigenous peoples of the Upper Tapajós.
Conventional wisdom holds that all tree planting is good for fighting climate change and supporting wildlife, but research shows some techniques can be a problem.
From registering women voters to negotiating rights, women in Pakistan are redefining roles despite resistance from the state, religious institutions, and other women.
Militaries are scrambling to control the melting Arctic.
As modern life lures a generation to cities, some left behind struggle with drought and dust storms and wonder: What kind of life is this?
Conflict and a devastated economy have upended the country’s typical journey to manhood.
Thanks to large-scale restoration efforts, the North Aral Sea has seen a resurgence of fish—a boon to the communities that rely on it.
Vietnam is a prime example of a little-known global threat: the excessive mining of river sand to build the world’s booming cities.
As racial tensions mount, campuses are seeing a surge in enrollment and a new brand of African-American activism.
A look at how the Ugandan LGBTQ community—made refugees in their own countries because of their sexuality—build lives of beauty and resilience.
Crocodiles, snakes and monkeys are just some of the animals now found in the homes of China's middle classes, as the rise of the exotic pet industry fuels the global wildlife trade.