• September 2, 2016  

    Every summer, the federal research vessel Tiglax travels along the chain of Alaska’s Aleutian Islands, ferrying scientists to remote locations to study wildlife. The Aleutian archipelago is 1600 miles in length and constitutes an ecosystem of stunning diversity. Tiglax’s captain talks about life aboard the boat, the animals he’s seen, the passion of his passengers and why he’s ‘hopeful.’ Continue reading

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    December 3, 2013  

    Refugees from African countries know the danger they face when they step on board a rickety, over-capacity vessel bound for Europe: they could drown in a capsized boat or end up detention camps off the coast of Libya. Lindsey Hilsum of Independent Television News reports on what motivates these migrants to take the journey. Continue reading

  • October 6, 2011  

    Paul Hendrickson, the author of “Hemingway’s Boat, Everything He Loved in Life, and Lost, 1934-1961,” is the latest biographer to delve into Ernest Hemingway, and he does so by narrowing his narrative focus on the famous writer’s 38-foot motorized fishing vessel, Pilar. Continue reading

  • April 6, 2011  

    In other news Wednesday, the House Budget Committee began its markup of the GOP proposal to cut nearly $6 trillion in spending across 10 years. The plan would restructure Medicare and other federal health care programs. Also, opposition forces in Ivory Coast moved to oust Laurent Gbagbo, who has refused to cede power. Continue reading

  • October 21, 2008  

    Even before Hurricane Katrina, the structural flaws of the port of New Orleans, combined with increased shipping volume, strained the infrastructure resource. Ray Suarez examines the port’s struggle to fund improvements and keep up with its competition. Continue reading

  • May 11, 2006  

    The countries of Morocco and Spain are looking for solutions to stem the tide of thousands of Africans, who risk their lives traveling across deserts and straits to illegally immigrate to European shores. Continue reading