HERMOSILLO, Mexico – The Center for Biological Diversity and the Animal Welfare Institute are demanding the United States formally certify that Mexico’s failure to end fishing practices that endanger the tiny vaquita marina porpoise violates an international treaty, requiring the U.S. to prohibit all wildlife imports, including seafood.
PHOENIX – Arizona has many coaches of color. With the recent events, how do they address racial injustice with their players? Or do they ignore it entirely?
HERMOSILLO, Mexico – The Trump administration’s border wall construction is threatening El Pinacate and Gran Desierto de Altar Biosphere Reserve, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, according to a petition by conservationists and the Tohono O’odham Tribe.
HERMOSILLO, Sonora, Mexico – A recent ruling by Mexico’s Supreme Court has residents of the Rio Sonora Valley hopeful they’ll finally get relief from a toxic mine spill that occurred more than five years ago.
WINDOW ROCK – Death due to complications from pregnancy and childbirth should be preventable with the right intervention and care. Recent investigations have put a national spotlight on the issue, but Native Americans are often left out of the conversation. Now, they’re changing that narrative.
LA MORA, Sonora, Mexico – : The murders of six children and three women this month have prompted some members of an offshoot Mormon community in northern Sonora to move. But others are determined to stay in a place they say is like no other.
ÁLAMOS, SONORA – Bat Conservation International has an ambitious plan to plant 1 million agave in the U.S and Mexico in the next 10 years. Agave is a key plant for migrating bats.
ĺMURIS, Sonora – Researchers with the Wildlands Network are looking for ways to assist animals trying to cross Highway 2, which bisects a crucial wildlife corridor in northern Sonora, Mexico.
PUERTO PEÑASCO, Sonora – Fishermen and conservationists say Mexico’s “zero tolerance” efforts on poachers in the Sea of Cortez aren’t enough to protect the vaquita marina, and shrimp fishermen have vowed to ignore a recent ban on using nets.
HERMOSILLO, Sonora, Mexico – Late last month, scientists spotted six vaquita marinas – the world’s smallest porpoise, found only in the Sea of Cortez – their first sightings this year.
SMITH ISLAND, Md. – Scientists point to worsening floods, more powerful hurricanes and larger wildfires as evidence of climate change – but many Americans remain unconvinced.
BAVIÁCORA, MEXICO – Mexico’s largest mining company spilled nearly 11 million gallons of copper sulfate acid solution carrying heavy metals into the Bacanuchi and Sonora rivers in 2014. To this day, residents claim life has not been the same since.