Bolivia

What Is the iPhone?

Everything That’s Inside Your iPhone

Silicon, arsenic, gold, and the social and environmental effects of backbreaking mining.
Brian Merchant
8.15.17
water

Bolivia Declares Water Emergency, El Niño Blamed

"We have to be prepared for the worst," says Bolivia’s president.
Meredith Rutland Bauer
11.22.16
climate change

Climate Change Has Turned Bolivia’s Glaciers Into Time Bombs

A new study suggests that Bolivia’s glacial lakes, made worse by climate change, are a serious risk to human life.
Sarah Emerson
10.20.16
Science

Mankind Has Been Pumping Out Air Pollution for at Least 500 Years

It turns out humans began polluting the skies 500 years ago—long before the Industrial Revolution.
Maddie Stone
2.9.15
Power

Bolivia Is Right: There's a Colonial History of "Clockwise"

"Every clock takes a position in a debate about time; every clock is an attempt to shape how people think about time.”
Ben Richmond
6.27.14
Motherboard Blog

Bolivia Passed a Smart Law to Protect the Amazon, But It Probably Won't Work

The issue at hand is that the Amazon is often burned to clear farmland.
Derek Mead
1.29.13
Motherboard Blog

The Motherboard Guide to Quinoa

Now's our chance to sort out this whole quinoa thing, once and for all. Is quinoa a fun, ethical dish or a guilty, hateful pleasure grain of sin?
Ben Richmond
1.28.13
Motherboard Blog

Drug-Sniffing Drones Are Flying Over Bolivia, the New Cocaine Underdog

You don't need the latest in aerial drone imaging specs to spy the grim, if entirely logical, thread coursing through the latest report issued by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime.The "2012 World Drug Report":http://www.unodc.org/unodc/en...
Brian Anderson
6.28.12