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.
Costa Rica, a tropical country known for its national parks and ecotourism, has taken a step to protect its environment. But in this environmentally conscious nation, a new ban on hunting faces obstacles.
The NFL playoffs begin this weekend. One of the marquee match-ups pits the Green Bay Packers against the San Francisco 49ers, historically two of the league’s most successful franchises. The game will be in Wisconsin, but Packer fans will be huddling together to watch across the world.
Geo Quiz: 15-year-old California teenager Cosette Madeleine will travel this summer with her family to visit a sloth sanctuary in Central America. Can you name the Central American nation where she's headed?
For an Indian tennis player, silence is the best preparation for a game. A Costa Rican polo player challenges his inner "sissy." And a German water polo star focuses on analyzing the moves of his opponents. It turns out, your country and culture have something to do with what works to motivate you.
What’s for lunch? It’s a question almost everyone asks every day, but also one that most of us don’t have to think much about. But climate change will have a big impact on what's for lunch (and dinner and breakfast) around the world.
The drama has been intense on the field during the World Cup... and then there have been the games. The Wall Street Journal tallied up the theatrical moments of feigned injuries — and Brazil is the clear winner. At least in Brazil, women can attend the matches. Not so in Iran. And the US warns travelers away from visiting much of Africa, all in today's Global Scan.