As Obama talks of climate change in Alaska, oil giant Shell readies drills in the Arctic
Obama's environmental advocacy is at odds with his approval of Shell's drilling plan in the Arctic. That same dissonance applies to Shell's interest in sustainability.
Is climate change the culprit in Tropical Storm Erika?
Erika finally lost steam Saturday, but Dominica Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit says his country is still 'living the effects of climate change.' Experts aren't so sure.
More than 40 cops have been killed in El Salvador so far this year
The Central American country looks set to become the world's most murderous outside a war zone.
It's official. Earth just had its hottest month ever recorded
How long before July 2015 loses the title?
The death toll in Tianjin continues to mount
Rescue workers pulled more bodies from the wreckage in the Chinese port city on Sunday, raising the death count to 112.
Ecuador's President Correa prepares state of emergency in reaction to Cotopaxi volcano
Several villages at risk of being hit by landslides have already been evacuated.
11-year-old rape victim gives birth in Paraguay
Doctors say the delivery went smoothly, but activists say that's no reason to give up the fight for legal abortion in Paraguay.
Tampon tax is real. Women everywhere pay their governments extra to have periods
How exactly do women pay to have periods? And which countries make them do it? Read on, sisters.
With new UN development goals, focus shifts away from infectious disease
Global health experts caution that progress could be lost after the expiration of the Millennium Development Goals.
Check out this hidden gem in Nicaragua that tourists always miss
Visitors to León are usually just passing through on their way to go volcano boarding. That's a mistake.
Sexual violence plagues young women attempting to flee Central America
Sandra was one of the eighty percent of migrant women who are sexually assaulted as they escape to the US through Mexico.
US conservatives battle over immigration message as presidential race intensifies
President Obama won around 75 percent of the Latino vote in 2012. Republicans may lose out again with anti-immigrant rhetoric.
These are the best places to be a breastfeeding mother
Happy World Breastfeeding Week!
Problems in the US immigration court system are seemingly endless
Thousands of Central American minors are caught in the system.
How one man escaped El Salvador’s cycle of violence
At seven years old, Alex Sanchez and his brother fled El Salvador's Civil War for an uncertain future in Los Angeles.
Protesters demand change in the world's most murderous nation (INFOGRAPHIC)
Meanwhile, the US mulls an aid program to help the economy and stanch the flow of immigrants.
The UN has set itself some ambitious new goals
No. 1? End poverty in all forms everywhere.
6 endangered animals that poaching might take from us forever
Cecil the lion is just the tip of the iceberg.
Why US hedge funds are attacking struggling Puerto Rican schools
Billionaire hedgefund managers have a message for debt-stricken Puerto Rico: Shut down your schools and pay us back.
This Nicaraguan native community endured Spanish conquest. Will it survive modern times?
Only a handful of elders speak more than a few words of the local language in the community of Sutiaba.
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.
'Everyone's either a poet or crazy' in the city of one of the greatest poets who ever lived
Lovers of the written word, pack your bags for Leon, Nicaragua.
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.