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From Cocaine Cowboys to Narco-Ranchers

As the drug trade takes over Central America, drug barons have found an increasingly reliable option for laundering their cash: cows.

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The Coldest Case

Eugene Mallove gave up everything to pursue the holy grail of nuclear energy. Did it cost him his life?

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Troubled Waters

  Iran’s Lake Urmia once boasted flocks of flamingos and swarms of tourists eager to swim in salty waters that covered an area more than ...

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Mapped: Killings of Environmental Defenders Surged in 2015

Almost 40 percent of those killed were indigenous people like Berta Cáceres.

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Vladimir Putin Doesn’t Actually Care About Saving Leopards

A high-profile, Putin-backed campaign to protect the habitat of Persian leopards has been quietly abandoned, clearing the way for the country’s richest man to expand his ski resort.

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Volkswagen’s Emissions Cheat Headache Just Got Worse

The world's largest sovereign wealth fund is now targeting the company for its emissions cheat.

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Australia’s Science Minister Is Psyched for Carp-aggedon

Australia has a plan to rid the Murray River of an invasive carp species by introducing a strain of herpes into the river.

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Last Year’s Goldman Prize Winner Was Murdered. Could This Year’s Winner Be Next?

The 46-year-old peasant farmer was awarded the prize for blocking a gold mine in Peru.

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