“Superstorm” Sandy might’ve been the loudest, but the warnings about the growing threats from climate change having been coming fast and furious this fall. As part of our collaboration with the PBS program NOVA, Sam Eaton files this series of three reports examining some of the latest research and most pressing concerns.
Musicians in Tijuana are speaking out about violence, corruption and Mexico’s incoming president. Valerie Hamilton talked to Tijuana’s Los Macuanos about the political party on the dance floor.
A new biodiversity park along a stretch of the river is starting to restore some of the natural services the landscape used to provide.
A new agreement between the US and Mexico to manage water from the Colorado River has been applauded as a breakthrough for cross-border cooperation on water rights. And it’s also being applauded by environmental groups working in Mexico.
Russia’s Center for Combating Extremism has come under criticism for focusing mainly on political opponents of the Kremlin.
Many of the sons, daughters and grandchildren of the displaced Nubian generation are scattered around the world. Recently, some told their cultural story at a Nubian arts revival in the US.
Spain’s northeast region of Catalonia holds elections Sunday. Its regional president, Artur Mas, says if he wins a majority, he’ll hold a referendum on independence from Spain.
The island lair of the latest Bond villain, Raoul Silva, looks too creepy to be real. Except it is real. It’s a Japanese island called Hashima, and its true history is even creepier.
Clarinetist Hüsnü Şenlendirici is famous in his native Turkey for connecting different musical styles. Recently, he’s been exploring the connection between Turkish and Arabic music.
After a natural disaster, volunteers often come from far and wide to help survivors cope. Some of these volunteers focus on helping disaster victims reclaim damaged family snapshots.
Every year, millions of pilgrims travel to a temple in southern India to witness miracles. Rationalists protest that the miracles are fake.
Hundreds of tunnels connect Gaza with Egypt. They are used to smuggle in everything from livestock, to construction material, to car parts. James Verini writes about the tunnel system in the December 2012 issue of National Geographic.
In the wake of Hurricane Sandy, debate is again raging in the United States about the dangers of climate change. Now two high-profile reports warn that without big changes we’re headed for catastrophic climate disruption.
The Indian government recently took a drastic step to protect the ancient ruins in Hampi by bulldozing homes and businesses of people near the site.
Does the idea of a world without Twinkies horrify you? Hostess, the company that makes the snack treat, may be going under. However, there’s a Mexican company that would like to offer some alternatives…