A nationwide ban on illegal mining has been in effect in Peru since April 19. The effects of this ban … Read More
Last Thursday, the United Nations launched a groundbreaking treaty—the Minamata Convention—designed to limit mercury pollution internationally. The treaty was signed by delegates of 140 nations after four years of negotiations, and will regulate the use of mercury in certain products and industrial processes.
In August 2013, Kristofer Helgen–curator of mammals at the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History–announced the discovery of a distinct species known as the olinguito. Despite the fact that multiple museums have had evidence of these mammals hidden away for decades, the scientific community was unable to differentiate this unique species from other olingos until now.