Mars Express offers true epic views of the largest valley in the solar system

The solar system’s largest known valley is getting star-processed in new images from the European Space Agency’s Mars Express orbiter. As it passed the orbit of Mars, the spacecraft picked up a pair of craters in the planet’s surface that are part of the Valles Marineris, a system of canyons known as the Grand Canyon … Read more

Oil drilling continues in Ugandan park despite threat to nature | environment

This story was produced in partnership with the Pulitzer Center. Kampala, Uganda – In September 2019, when Chemonges Amusa, the tourism warden of Murchison Falls Park, learned that oil drilling would soon begin within the confines of Uganda’s most-visited national park, his eyes filled with tears. The 42-year-old jailer, who spent most of his 15-year … Read more