The city received World Heritage status for its array of 16–18th century military fortifications, built to protect Spanish colonial and trade interests in the region.
In the region, low-lying Cartagena is one of the city’s most vulnerable to coastal flooding.
Climate change is dramatically increasing the likelihood of future storms like Sandy.
Fewer than 900 mountain gorillas survive in the wild and nearly half of these can be found in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park.
Already at risk from habitat loss and human encroachment, gorillas will face new threats from climate change, including changes to their forest habitat and the increased danger of diseases being transmitted from nearby human populations and tourists.
The Cape Floral region has some of the most biologically diverse plant communities on Earth.
Its unique ecosystem is home to spectacular flowers including irises, proteas, and freesias.
Climate change is already affecting Yellowstone National Park.New Caledonia’s coral reef is one of the three most extensive in the world and has the greatest diversity of reef structures found anywhere.The 2015-16 El Niño event caused levels of coral bleaching that alarmed the scientists who work there.In October 2012, floodwaters from Hurricane Sandy inundated nearly 75 percent of Liberty Island, devastating jetties, walkways, electrical systems, and other infrastructure.The storm caused more than million in damage to Liberty Island and Ellis Island.This essay features teens voices as they describe their experience navigating dating in the digital age.