Americas

News and reports from North, Central and South America.

Communion on the rise at Christian schools

Christian schools in the US are performing Communion, prompting a discussion about how much church and school should intersect...

'Enviropreneurs' align business with conservation

Environmental entrepreneurs, known as 'enviropreneurs,' are finding ways to create profitable businesses that also benefit the Earth...

Election pundits put money on their favorite candidates

Political junkies are turning from the polls to their new political portfolios to predict the nominees for President...

Sea monsters: Not real, but good for business

Once feared by early explorers, sea monsters now have plenty of fans...

What happened to good tomatoes?

You say tomato, I say tomahto. But most of us agree, if you buy them at the store, they aren’t very good...

Real estate double agents represent buyer and seller

Real estate dual agents can face conflicting loyalties and ethical dilemmas. But there are steps buyers and sellers can take to protect themselves...

More than coffee: Lacing brews with fair trade politics

Coffee cafes are spearheading the fair trade movement to improve working conditions for coffee harvesters in developing countries...

Birdwatchers report sick finches to combat avian flu

Volunteer birdwatchers, dubbed “citizen-scientists,” are helping researchers monitor a novel pathogen in the common house finch which may provide insights into avian influenza...

Jump in Latinas seeking cosmetic surgery

Latinas accounted for 920,000 cosmetic procedures last year in the US, the most of any ethnic minority. Are they trying to become more beautiful, or erase their heritage?

Shortnose sturgeon makes a comeback

More than a century ago, the shortnose sturgeon was fished to near extinction by fishermen who sought it for caviar. But the future of this ancient fish now appears to be looking up...

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