South America

Tuvalu Toodle-oo

Is paradise drowning? The serene South Pacific archipelago of Tuvalu wants the world to know it will soon be the first nation to sink beneath the rising waters of global warming—an early warning...

Blood Wood

Remember the rainforest? Fourteen years after the martyrdom of Brazilian activist Chico Mendes, environmentalists are once again being murdered, while illegal logging pushes deeper into the world's...

Into the Screaming 50s

Something happens in the high latitudes around Cape Horn. Eighty-knot williwaws blast down from the surrounding peaks. Thiry-foot waves rear up. Ships are tossed around like ice cubes in a blender....

The Lost World: Found

Exploring the back of beyond in Bolivia's Parque Nacional Noel Kempff Mercado

The Chosen Ones

Five recently designated World Heritage Sites worth your while

Ride the Tide

Eight daredevil surfers head to the Amazon for a shot at the longest, wildest white-knuckle ride in the world