Iran Cuts Off Internet Access for Citizens
Amid mass protests against government corruption and increased fuel prices, the Iranian government has cut off internet...
Cambodia Bans Elephant Rides at Angkor Wat
As of early 2020, elephants will no longer be a transportation option for tourists hoping to explore ancient ruins.
Meet the Woman Who is Traveling the Globe With Her Dog
Katja, an Austrian national, is making the journey through Europe and Asia, all without the use of airplanes and with her canine companion by her...
The New Zealand Activist Who Fought For the Kakapo
Although activist Richard Henry did not live to see the success of his efforts, he would likely be thrilled to see the vitality of kakapo populations...
Is Climate Change Making Wildfires Worse?
It seems like wildfires are becoming more and more common. But is this truly the case?
Why Do the Hong Kong Protests Continue?
The Hong Kong protests have been ongoing since June, and show no signs of stopping. What are the reasons for this?
Wildfires Ravage California
When it comes to wildfires, it seems California cannot catch a break.
In Mumbai, Leopards are Citizens Too
The Sanjay Gandhi National Park, in the heart of one of the world's most dense cities, is unique as a haven for wildlife, including leopards.
What is an Impeachment Inquiry?
An impeachment inquiry is just one step in the process of impeachment.
Amazing "Living Bridges" Face Threats
The lush state of Meghalaya, India has always been known for its scenic living bridges. However, these amazing bridges are struggling to find their...
For African Penguins, It's a Worrying Future
Factors such as oil spills and climate change are threatening the African penguin's chance of survival.
The Amazon Is Burning: What Can We Do?
It is time to recognize and address the threat to this rainforest before the entire world suffers from the consequences.
The Khasi People of Meghalaya: Where Women Rule
For the Khasi people of Meghalaya, northeast India, women are in charge. And they wouldn't have it any other way.
What is Going On in Puerto Rico?
Thanks to years of corruption and mismanagement, and a recent exposure of disturbing text messages, many are calling for the governor of Puerto Rico...
Climate Change: a Threat to World Heritage Sites
All around the world, climate change is threatening World Heritage Sites. The Elephanta Caves are no exception.
Dogs: the Cheetah's Unlikely Savior
The cheetah is one of the world’s most admired predators. However, it is also endangered. Learn how guard dogs are helping to protect cheetah...
Exploring the World's Oldest Polo Ground
The Imphal Polo Ground in Imphal, Manipur, is known as the world's oldest polo ground. But where exactly did the sport of polo come from?
Tracing the Footsteps of the Sangai
The sangai, an endangered and rare species of deer found only in Manipur, flourishes in its natural habitat near Loktak Lake.
Ima Keithel, India's Amazing All-Women Market
Ima Keithel is over 500 years old, and has around 5,000 vendors – all of them women.
Gangaram, the 130-year-old Crocodile Who Won Hearts
Gangaram was not a pet crocodile, neither was he a small and feeble creature that was incapable of hurting anyone. However, he still managed to win...
India's Frog Temple Offers a Thrill For Tourists
Although little-known, this unique temple found in India's Uttar Pradesh province offers an interesting tourist destination.
The Hawaiian Island That is No More
East Island, a remote island located in the northeastern portion of the Hawaiian islands, was a casualty of a category 5 hurricane.
Linguistic Emergency Declared in Alaska
The Governor of Alaska, with the support of the Senate, has declared a “linguistic emergency” in regard to the quickly dying native languages of...
Why is this Greek Town Covered in a Spider Web?
A nearly 1,000 foot spider web has made its home in the village of Aitoliko, Greece, causing much media attention. But is the web really a cause for...
In Togo, Traditional Dance Forms Remain Alive and Well
Although the country of Togo is small, there is no lack of diversity amongst its traditional dance forms.
5 Things to Know About Super Typhoon Mangkhut
Super Typhoon Mangkhut may be the largest storm to occur in the Pacific’s 2018 Typhoon season.
5 Things to Know About Hurricane Florence
Hurricane Florence is headed for the Carolina coast of the United States. Evacuation notices have been posted in many coastal areas of the state.
5 Things That Could Change With Midterm Elections
Though not as publicized as presidential elections, the midterm elections are still important as they determine the composition of the House and the...
The Earthquake in Sapporo, Japan: Things to Know
The city of Sapporo, Japan was hit by a massive earthquake that had a magnitude of 6.7 on September 7, 2018.
Inside the Gates of Mahima Gadi
Founded in the 19th century, the Mahima Gadi religious movement began as a way to evade the harsh caste system in India.
Massive 5,000-Year-Old Cemetery Found in Kenya
The new discovery is being called the oldest monument in Eastern Africa.
The Story Behind India’s Famous Submerged Church
In a remote region of Karnataka, India, there is a unique church with very special circumstances.
In the News This Week: A Sun-Bound Probe, a Styrofoam Ban, and More
Here's what happened this week, including a probe bound for the sun, continuing tragedy in Yemen, the battle over Uber in New York City and more.
California Wildfires: What You Should Know
Northern California is currently battling the worst wildfire in the state’s history, the Mendocino Complex.
Indonesia Earthquake: What You Should Know
In the early morning of August 5th, a 6.9 magnitude earthquake shook the Indonesian province of West Nusa Tenggara. Here’s what we know.
In the News This Week: Lemurs in Danger, Fire Whirls, the Lunar Eclipse and More
An overview of the most important things that have happened in the realm of world and environment this past week.
Growing Personal Forests Is Now A Budding Industry
The practice of organizations and private citizens growing their own forests is taking root around the world.
Colombia’s Río Bita Now Under Protected Status
What the designation of this Colombian river as a protected area means for the country.
Shark Fin Soap Campaign Aims To Save The Sharks
Lush has rereleased their Shark Fin Soap in conjunction with the Rob Stewart Foundation in an effort to curb shark finning and protect ocean life.
The Mysterious Egyptian Sarcophagus: 5 Things To Know
Despite warnings of a possible curse, archeologists opened the newly-discovered 2,000-year-old sarcophagus. Here's what they found.
5 Interesting Things About Jupiter’s New Moons
In an amazing discovery, scientists have found 12 new moons belonging to Jupiter.
Peanuts No Longer Served Aboard Southwest Flights
The snack shift comes as a result of concern for those with severe peanut allergies.
Paris Renames Metro Stations in Honor of World Cup Victory
It is unclear how long the name changes, which include play on words and references to star players, will remain.
In Brazil, Scorpion Stings Are Becoming Much More Common
The number of people affected by scorpion stings has soared from 37,000 in 2007 to 126,000 in 2017.
The Pencil of the Future is Not Made From Trees
MyraGreens is revolutionizing the way that we make one of the world’s most commonly used writing utensils - and teaching young minds about...
Small Cats Struggle for the Big Spotlight
The wild small cats of the world generally get only 0.1% of the funding amounts that big cats get. We examine the case of the fishing cat to determine...
It Takes a Village: Protecting the Demoiselle Crane
The demoiselle crane, a bird named for its elegant appearance, was facing hurdles and population decline in the Indian town it migrates to. That is,...