Guatemala's Lake Atitlán draws millions of tourists annually, but it's threatened by contamination, largely the result of industry and the mishandling of public funds. The systemic failure to address the water pollution reflects a larger problem within Guatemala: historic racism against Indigenous communities.
The efforts of a private prison company to portray its immigrant detention facility as a family prison with a day care have been temporarily blocked by a judge in Texas. Now, we must make the temporary block permanent. Prison is not a day care.
As they investigate the factors behind the decline of bee populations, scientists are now eyeing a new culprit -- soaring levels of carbon dioxide, which alter plant physiology and significantly reduce protein in important sources of pollen.