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Frog Juice: Horse Racing’s New Doping Scandal

More than 30 horses have now tested positive for an illegal performance-enhancing substance that makes even the grossest doping scandal of human athletes pale in...

Feeding the Planet Without Destroying It

Climate change is the environmental problem that obsesses us, the one that's the focus of high-flying international summits and hardcore national politics. But...

Saving the Ends of the Earth

I could barely make out Steve Sanderson over the winds howling into the satellite phone. Sanderson, the head of the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS), was...

Brazil’s Rousseff Goes to Washington

Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff is expected for her first official visit to Washington on Monday. Though the visit won’t include a basketball game, 19-gun...

Could the Wind Turbines of Chile Harm Blue Whales?

From a hill overlooking lush pastures on Chiloé Island in Chile, Gicella Saldivia and her family manage a small organic farm and restaurant. Bird-watchers arrive...

How I Saved for My Dream Vacation

I just returned from a six-week vacation to Bolivia and Peru. Since the beginning of October, I’ve been climbing mountains, exploring ancient ruins, and sipping...

Can Ecuador Trade Oil for Forests?

I'm in Quito, Ecuador tonight, where I've flown—by way of a long detour to Panama City, thanks very much Continental Airlines—to report a story about one of the...