Melaina Spitzer reports from Ecuador on an ambitious scheme to create an overland trade route in South America that rivals the Panama Canal. The plan involves moving goods from through a combination ports, highways and riverways. On PRI's The World.
Biologists have discovered that mosquitoes on the Galapagos have evolved to pierce the skin of reptiles, including iguanas and endangered tortoises. Scientists are asking the question: how can we keep the Galapagos pristine?
Three major oil companies ?Exxon Mobil, Chevron/Texaco and Royal Dutch Shell oil companies face a series of lawsuits alleging the firms engaged in environmental and human rights abuses, including wrongful deaths.
China now owns more U.S. public debt than any other nation ? about one out of every 10 debt dollars ? a reflection of its growing global economic influence. The United States has imported five times as much as it has exported to China this year.
Down in the Galapagos, an international team of researchers has found that a living breed of tortoise carries some of the same genes as an extinct type of turtle. Now, scientists are hatching a plan to bring the extinct Darwinian tortoise back to life.
For the past ten years, the U.S. military has run anti-drug surveillance operations from a military base in Ecuador, but the lease is set to expire next year and Ecuador's government wants the U.S. to leave
Ecuador has just inaugurated its first wind farm on San Cristobal island in the Galapagos, and it's one of the world's largest wind-diesel hybrids. Spectrum Radio's Erico Guizzo visited the San Cristobal Wind Project and has our report.
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