Hundreds of people in mexico have simply vanished, victims of drug-fueled crime syndicates or perhaps corrupt law enforcement. But often those disappearances aren't given more than a cursory investigation, if that. And that leaves family members to do the investigating.
The United Nations was going to be located in the United States -- that much was sure. But just where the new headquarters, the new capital of the world, would be located, was much debated back in the 1940s. A new book looks at that battle.
Prairie dogs used to rule the prairies of America and Mexico. But when ranchers moved in, prairie dogs were exterminated. Now, an ecologist says the black-tailed prairie dogs are critical for turning Mexico's desert back into prairie.
A maple syrup heist in Quebec threatens price controls the Federation of Quebec Maple Syrup Producers has used for some time -- and the theft occurred a year ago. The investigation continues into how one well-known buyer acquired the stolen syrup.
Mexico requires parents to register their children when they're born in order to get a birth certificate. It's not done automatically, like it typically is in the United States. But many of Mexico's poorest people don't bother, which can leave those children disadvantaged for life.
Mexico's tomato farmers have found great success sending their products to the United States since the implementation of the North American Free Trade Agency 20 years ago. But it's come at a cost to Florida's tomato growers.
Deep beneath the frozen Arctic are deposits of methane. Lots of methane. And there's even more on the sea floor. As the environment warms, these deposits are being released into the atmosphere, presenting grave risks of runaway warming.
A group of rural Guatemalans want justice for what they say are the misdeeds of a Canadian mining company. Fearing they won't get it in their own country, they've traveled to Toronto to try and get it.
New archeological finds have led a Smithsonian Institute researcher to write a book detailing what he believes is the journey of the first Americans, from Europe to North America's east coast. This contradicts earlier evidence that the first Americans came from Asia.
After years of waiting and hoping, solar power is now affordable, and some solar power companies are cashing in.