Jill Pelto’s watercolor paintings are vivid portrayals of beautiful landscapes and wildlife. But a closer look reveals scientific data underlying the art, in subtle line graphs that convey information about the earth’s changing climate.
The Vila Autodromo favela in Rio de Janeiro is being demolished home-by-home to make way for the new Olympic park. On Tuesday, one of the favela's most iconic residents watched as her home was bulldozed.
Leading up to the March 8 holiday, some Russian environmentalists have been discouraging consumers from going too crazy with the bouquets. They say that cultivating some of those pretty flowers and transporting them way over to Russia is harmful for the environment.
The current drought in southern Africa is the worst in decades, and likely a harbinger of things to come as the region warms up and dries out as its climate changes. The drought is having real impact on one resident in a Pretoria township, and what governments in the region can do to help prepare for a hotter and drier future.
Berta Cáceres, a 44-year-old mother of four, fought to save her beloved Gualcarque River in Honduras. Despite death threats, she led a movement that stalled a hydroelectric dam. US and UN officials are demanding answers after her killing.
This Brazilian beach doesn't bring a song to mind and it's not in the brochures at the tourism office. But Piscinão de Ramos, or “big pool of Ramos,” is where thousands of Brazilians — prevented from accessing the actual beaches at Guanabara Bay because of the pollution — relax away their hour.
As part of our Her Planet series, we asked our readers what water means to them. To Stephanie Dube, her memories of happy trips to the ocean in the Gulf of Mexico have lost their luster with time. But the water is still her happy place.
Forty percent of Brazil's homes lack access to any kind of sewer system. Public health workers are afraid to go to crime-ridden neighborhoods. Activists in the country's poorest areas say both investment and mindsets have to change to tackle a public health crisis.