For decades, RWE has been slowly razing the forest and surrounding towns to expand its adjacent coal mine, among Europe’s largest producers of lignite coal and greatest sources of carbon dioxide pollution. And earlier this fall, the company moved to start cutting a new section that protesters have been occupying.
Sea ice grows in the winter, when the Arctic is very cold and dark, and then dies back every summer, when the region gets pounded by nonstop sunlight. For all of human history, there's always been some Arctic sea ice that doesn’t melt in the summer. But there's much less of it now.
Tropical forests like El Yunque have evolved to recover from hurricanes. But if those storms grow more intense or frequent, forests may be less able to bounce back. And that could hurt communities that depend on the forest for water.
It’s the day after the US midterm elections. A record number of women were elected while Democrats regained the House and Republicans added to their control of the Senate. We break down what happened and why.
After centuries on the margins, the Indigenous Sámi of the Arctic regions of Scandinavia are starting to reassert their cultural identity. And they say the world can't solve the climate crisis without perspectives like theirs.
One congressional race that’s become surprisingly close is Texas’ 7th Congressional District in western Houston and its suburbs. It’s been controlled by Republicans since the 1960s when George HW Bush held the seat. But this year, the race, in one of the wealthiest districts in Texas, is a dead heat.