We track four people on their journey.
Caught in the crossfire of the US war on gangs
06 Dec 2010 14:41 GMT | Environment, Middle East, Latin America, Mexico
Climate change talks in Mexico seem to be heading nowhere, with a legally binding deal on reducing carbon emissions looking highly unlikely.
It's disappointing news for scientists trying to save some of the world's rarest flora and fauna.
Like this one: the dragon's blood tree. It's home is an isolated island.
Part of the Yemeni territory, Socotra is described as the most alien-looking place on earth.
Al Jazeera's Hashem Ahelbarra explains why its indigenous species are now in danger of being wiped out.
Source: Al Jazeera
The city hosting the environmental meeting is facing its own neglected problems.
Business & Economy, Environment, Latin America, Mexico
A new report identifies global warming as a driver of forest fires in northern latitudes.
Environment, US & Canada, Latin America, Canada, Mexico
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