Big landowners along the Brazilian Amazon's 'arc of deforestation' are pushing the government to ease regulations, spelling disaster in the battle to preserve the world's largest tropical forest.
PRI's The World
The world's greatest forest used to absorb greenhouse gases. Now, it may be emitting them.
On PRI's The World, Vivienne Walt discusses her and Sebastian Meyer's recent story "Blood, Sweat, and Batteries," which documents the children working in cobalt mines in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
Women in Myanmar are pushing lawmakers to punish rapists with the death penalty.
The global circulatory system is incredibly complex, and parts of it, like the North Icelandic Jet, are barely understood. That's why these scientists are in Iceland in the dead of winter.
As a new president assumes power in Cuba, citizens wonder if this is a sign of change or a continuation of old patterns.
A new generation of children are slowly disappearing in this major mining town and local residents are desperate for help.
The $110 million drone base is slated to open later this year. Residents of the city of Agadez have a lot of conspiracy theories about exactly why US troops are there.
Iran and China are hoping to grow their bilateral trade to more than $600 billion over the next 10 years, but there’s a long way to go. Today, the two countries have combined trade of less than $15 billion, excluding oil.
Patrice Quélard's grandfather was a French refugee from Saint-Nazaire during WWII. Now he and other locals are welcoming today's refugees into their community.
For one Yazidi refugee family in France, “home” is just as much about people as place.
Sámi reindeer-herding families in northern Scandinavia are being hit hard by the impacts of climate change. But some may also suffer from an effort to help address climate change — a big wind farm, being built right through their herding grounds.