Plastic from around the world converges in a whirling gyre known as the Great Pacific Garbage Patch. Nowhere is the impact of this floating landfill clearer than on the Midway Atoll, where albatross go to nest.
Many large-scale renewable energy projects are meeting unexpected opposition from environmentalists concerned about their impact on wildlife.
In anticipation of the 2014 World Cup in Rio, Brazil has begun an aggressive program to reduce crime in Rio’s favelas. Officials call it “pacification,” a full-scale military operation to run out the drug dealers and bring in more police, while other call it a superficial solution.
Africa’s first-ever World Cup starts this week in South Africa. But can the games rejuvenate the Rainbow Nation’s economy and spirit?
A look inside Current, a new way to see what people want to know and how the press responds.
A new tool aims to help web journalists satiate the page-view beast with a smaller number of high-traffic stories.
Despite scientists’ observations, BP doubts the existence of underwater oil plumes, which would have a unique role in devastating marine life.
Obama calls a moratorium on new drilling permits as hope that BP can plug the leak is renewed.
Forty-year-old Lori Berenson was convicted of aiding Peruvian leftist rebel group in 1995 and may be released within 24 hours.