A lot of the Arctic is engulfed in a ‘river of smoke’ right now. Check out NASA's photos
Wildfires in Canada, Russia and Alaska are sending plumes of smoke across the globe.
Single Siberian migration peopled the Americas, DNA research shows
Scientists say Native American ancestors first reached the New World in a single migration from Siberia about 23,000 years ago.
Nicaraguans are going organic, but some farmers are very skeptical
'What we used to buy at the market, we now produce ourselves.'
One man's 10,000 books are about to put one tiny Nicaraguan town on the map
Sergio Ramirez is Nicaragua's former vice president. He also owns an incredible amount of books — some of which he wrote himself.
Global warming will fuel mass migration and terrorism
Extreme competition for water and productive land will likely be a source of conflict in the future.
A million faithful throng Paraguay town for papal visit
The pope, 78, paid special tribute to Paraguay's women, largely left widowed and orphaned during the War of the Triple Alliance.
Paraguay girl's rape case ramps up abortion debate before pope visit
Every day, two girls aged between 10 and 14 give birth in Paraguay.
9 things you never thought a pope would say about climate change
“We are not faced with two separate crises, one environmental and the other social, but rather one complex crisis which is both social and environmental.”
Pope urges Latin America to find unity through common faith
US-POPE-LATAM-ECUADOR:Pope urges Latin America to find unity through common faith
Whatever language you speak, Greek voters said ‘no' loud enough for the world to understand
Greeks voting Sunday screamed, absolutely no freaking way are they accepting those bailout terms.
Uruguay’s marijuana experiment is evaporating (VIDEO)
GlobalPost's Will Carless went on the Cannabist Show to discuss Uruguay’s pot progress.
Puerto Rico governor calls for bankruptcy; adviser says island 'insolvent'
US-USA-PUERTORICO:Puerto Rico governor calls for bankruptcy; adviser says island 'insolvent'
Ecuador releases 201 tortoises on Galapagos island
Ecuador has released 201 tortoises on Santa Fe Island in the Galapagos archipelago, where a similar subspecies went extinct more than 150 years ago.
Obama admits government let down hostage families
'I promised them that we can do better,' Obama said after hosting families of hostages at the White House.
Earth's sixth mass extinction is here, and humans could be among the first to go
Scientists warned Friday that animals are now disappearing about 100 times faster than they used to.
FOUND: A cheese so delicious, it could unite us all
Get on a plane right now to Nicaragua to try quesillo, the messiest cheesy goodness you'll ever taste.
There are now more refugees around the world than any other time in the last 50 years
The world is breaking the wrong kinds of records.
The Pacific trade deal has all kinds of protections for businesses — but not for workers
The secretive, humongous treaty won’t stop labor abuses in poor countries, critics warn.
Obama wants to give $1 billion to Central American gov'ts fighting massive corruption scandals
Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador are in a crucial phase of lobbying for new US funds to help them break cycles of poverty and violence.
Over 90 percent of the world's population wants zero carbon emissions
Climate change skeptics aren’t just fighting the science. There's a powerful tide of public opinion against them.
After being literally caged up, disabled Nicaraguans are finding acceptance
As recently as 15 years ago, many people in Nicaragua born with intellectual disabilities were locked away, treated as animals, and feared as monsters.
Why antibiotic resistance could be the most important infectious disease threat of our time
Politicians have put the spotlight on the threat of drug resistance, but tackling it will require prevention in developing countries where the growing problem is greatest.
Nicaraguan teens kill themselves at twice the rate of anywhere else in Latin America
Some see the suicide rate as a product of the turbulence of Nicaragua’s modern history, including earthquakes, hurricanes and civil conflict.
South America’s soccer federation at heart of FIFA scandal somehow has diplomatic immunity
It always seemed a little odd that the organization was based in Paraguay, a small hard-to-get-to South American country.
10 transgender icons around the world who should be as famous as Caitlyn Jenner
All over the planet and in all sorts of fields, transgender women and men have earned their places in the limelight.
It’s not just the World Cup: FIFA’s other corruption scandal adds up to $100 million
US prosecutors outline a big scam in the Copa America, South America’s top soccer tournament.
These are a few of FIFA's biggest fish now under indictment
Some of the world's leading soccer executives now have to fight extradition to the United States.
Survival of pink iguanas in question as Galapagos volcano erupts
Park officials hope the endangered species' habitat remains outside the flow of lava.
Gay marriage around the world
Ireland has voted to legalize same-sex marriage, joining 18 countries which have made, or are in the process of making the change.
China’s premier is visiting Latin America. This is what he’s after
Li Keqiang is inking huge deals and making nice in an area the US once regarded as its 'backyard.'
Senate advances fast-track trade bill sought by Obama
US-USA-TRADE:Senate advances fast-track trade bill sought by Obama