Colombia is a relatively large producer of gold on the global scale, but it has an out-sized role in the amount of pollution it produces. But a new group of miners, small now, is turning to a more earth-friendly, even historic, way of separating gold from ore.
Costa Rica's environmentalists for years have been trying to get hunting banned, with little success. So this year, they turned to a popular initiative and forced a bill in front of the legislature. It passed and is poised to make it the first country in the Americas to ban virtually all hunting.
Coping in the cold months of winter can often be a drag for humans. But for animals who hibernate or migrate they have developed strategies to get through the cold dark season.
Imagine having to shout over incredibly loud noise in order to communicate with someone close by. For whales and other ocean animals that rely on echolocation sonar to communicate and locate food, noise pollution created solely by humans has taken a toll.
A number of college students across the country are trying to convince the administrators running their endowments that for the good of everyone, they need to stop investing in fossil fuel companies. A similar effort around South African businesses was an important part in ending apartheid.
Sanctioned wolf hunts in the northern Rockies have resulted in the death of eight wolves collared by researchers from Yellowstone National Park. But with the recent death of the much-loved female leader of the Lamar Canyon pack, commissioners are taking action.
In recent climate change negotiations, very little progress was made because of conflicts between the largest emitting countries. But with devastating storms, linked broadly to changes in climate, increasing across all corners of the globe, the least developed countries are growing louder in their demands for immediate action.
The king of the jungle is in danger and it isn't just from poachers. But creative new methods are being developed to help manage conflicts between lions and people.
Hundreds dead, a similar number missing and thousands upon thousands are homeless after an off-season, off-track typhoon roared across the island nation of the Philippines. Over the weekend it threatened to criss-cross the island again, before ultimately dissipating.
Some 60 years ago, London was enveloped by an extraordinary fog, even by that soupy city's standards. And it wasn't just fog, it was smog, from coal furnaces and factories. It was also deadly, killing as many as 4,000 people over a four-day period.