As temperatures dropped toward freezing and rain pelted the trail, runners in China's Yellow River Stone Forest 100K knew they were in danger.
How An Ancient Chinese Village Transformed into a Climbing Hub
For the past decade, American climber Mike Dobie has been developing world-class routes outside the remote village of Liming. As the coronavirus triggers anti-Chinese sentiment worldwide, his mission is more important than ever.
Series: Chaos and Cannabis
Searchlight New Mexico
COVID-19 is pushing thousands of Chinese immigrant workers into the marijuana business in the Southwest—sometimes leading to exploitation, labor trafficking and a cannabis operation in the Navajo Nation that was sowing tension in the Four Corners.
Two decades ago, rock climbing was a recreational activity in China practiced by a dedicated handful. Now — with its newly minted status as Olympic sport — it is the country's hottest new adventure sport.
How Do We Prevent the Next Pandemic?
Understanding the interface between humankind and wildlife is essential to averting infectious-disease outbreaks. We can't afford to ignore it anymore.
Garik Arakelov was a sports celebrity in Uzbekistan. Now he’s a plumber in New York, nurturing his son’s own sporting career.
Jennifer Dugwen Chieng, a Filipino-Micronesian boxer, hopes to punch a return ticket to the Olympics. In 2015, she gave up her six-figure job in Wall Street to chase her wildest fighting dream.
Nepalis on temporary status in the US dread—and await—deportation
The Kathmandu Post
Nearly 5,000 Nepalis currently live in the United States on the Temporary Protected Status, granted after the 2015 earthquake. But they have to leave in ten months.