Why Cutting Off Aid to Central American Countries Won't Curb Migration to the U.S.
Slashing aid is counterproductive because foreign assistance can address the root causes of migration, such as violence and poverty, argues one expert.
Beto O'Rourke's Immigration Plan Would Treat the Problem More Like a Refugee Crisis
The 2020 Democratic candidate's plan also includes $5 billion in aid funding to multiple Central American countries.
A New Report Links Climate Change, the Arab Spring, and Mass Migration
The study pinpoints a particular area and time period where climate change had a profound impact: countries affected by the Arab Spring between 2010 and 2012.
Viewfinder: Venezuelan Migrants Bring the Holidays With Them
A Venezuelan migrant rests next to a Christmas tree at an improvised camp near a bus terminal in Bogota, Colombia.
At COP24, Will Climate Action Include Basic Protections for Human Rights?
In the final hours of COP24, human rights activists lament that nations still consider human rights a bargaining chip in climate negotiations.
Letter From Boa Vista, Brazil: Exodus From Venezuela
In the Brazilian state of Roraima, newcomers arrive every day by car, bus, and bicycle.
'Not Doing Anything Is No Longer Acceptable': A Conversation With Alice Thomas, Climate Refugee Expert
In many ways, 2018 is the year of the refugee. At United States borders, Mediterranean shores, and Asian cities, millions are fleeing war, hunger, and persecution in search of safety and shelter. And scientists believe things will only get worse due to climate change.
Conservationists Are Creating Safer Animal Crossings
To help animals navigate our fast-paced highway systems nature conservationists have started building infrastructure designed specifically for critters.
Uncovering the Mystery Behind the 'Burning Man' of Great Whites
Marine researchers are hoping to uncover what is drawing the sharks to an open stretch of ocean in the Pacific known as "White Shark Cafe."
Viewfinder: Congolese Refugees Cross Lake Albert Seeking Safety In Uganda
Refugees from Tchomia in the Democratic Republic of Congo arrive on boat at the Nsonga landing site on April 9th, 2018, in Nsonga, Uganda.
Listening for Humpback Songs Across the Open Ocean
Researchers are hoping to discover new travel routes of the Pacific humpback by utilizing a robot that monitors their unique means of long-distance communication.
Latin American Smugglers Are Now Trafficking Asylum Seekers From Across the Globe
Migrants from across Asia and Africa are crossing oceans to travel perilous routes in Latin America toward the U.S. and Canada.
Reframing Migration: A Conversation With Historian Sunil Amrith
The 2017 MacArthur Genius Fellowship recipient's interdisciplinary work on the Bay of Bengal teaches us that movement and migration are central forces in the making of Asian—and global—history.
Why There's No End in Sight for Myanmar's Rohingya Exodus
The severity and speed with which the current crisis is escalating threatens to make it the worst flare-up of mass migration the country has seen in decades.
Letter From Hegyeshalom, Hungary: March of the Refugees
Volunteering at a refugee crossing.
Field Notes: Where Migrants Crossed the Rio Grande
Reynosa, Mexico: Fresh footprints of migrants dot the bed of a dried pond just south of Mission, Texas, near the Rio Grande.
The 'Cosmopolites,' the Passport Market, and the Dawn of the Global Citizen
A meticulous new book examines the growing market for passports—and what that means for the way we think about citizenship and belonging.
The Math Behind the World's Great Bird Migration Routes
Birds consider wind patterns when they choose how to fly south for the winter, a new study finds.