Full story - January 08, 2021
Kristal Ambrose, Bahamas Plastic Movement
As an island nation, the Bahamas finds itself drowning in plastic carried from far away by ocean currents, as well as from its tourism industry and domestic use. Kristal Ambrose decided to try to do something about it.
Full story - January 08, 2021
Stacey Abrams 2020 election
Voters most likely to rank the environment as their top priority are young, Black or Latino, and they were key voters in the two recent senatorial wins in Georgia that gave the majority to Democrats.
Full story - December 11, 2020
A volunteer receives a shot
BBC Africa reporter Andrew Harding speculates on the reasons why Africa's overall COVID-19 fatality rates have been so low compared to the rest of the world.
Full story - November 13, 2020
Fossilized tree rings
Trees store information about climatic conditions in the rings they lay down each year. Dendrochronology — the science of studying these rings — allows scientists to learn about the ancient climate on Earth.
Full story - November 13, 2020
White-tailed buck
Millions of American families who eat hunted meat may be exposed to lead poisoning from the bullets that killed the animal. Hunters also donate some 2 million pounds of hunted meat to food banks across the US each year, most of which is not inspected for lead contamination.
Full story - October 23, 2020
A person wears colorful, pride-themed boots as they await the start of a queer liberation march for Black Lives Matter and against police brutality
The great outdoors is wild, rugged — and often cast in masculine terms. So, it can be easy for queer and gender non-conforming people to feel excluded from outdoor spaces. Photographer Wyn Wiley wants to change that.
Full story - October 30, 2020
A protester holds a sign that reads SOS among other protesters on a street in Austria.
Climate change is disrupting lives and causing deep anxiety, especially for the young people organizing to address it. A new book lays out strategies to help Generation Z activists address climate-fueled anxieties and envision a resilient future.
Full story - October 23, 2020
A vast, white sheet of ice
The Antarctic and Greenland ice sheets are melting at alarming rates due to climate change and will continue to do so for decades — even if the Paris climate agreement goals are met.
Full story - October 09, 2020
I-70 and Glenwood Canyon
I-70 is the only major interstate highway that runs over the continental divide in Colorado. Earlier this summer, it was closed for two weeks following the Grizzly Creek Fire in Glenwood Canyon. It’s just one example of emerging transportation challenges linked to climate disruption.
Full story - October 09, 2020
Judge Amy Coney Barrett speaks and gestures into a mic during the third day of her Senate confirmation hearing.
Supreme Court nominee Judge Amy Coney Barrett is a conservative who tends to interpret the law narrowly, which could spell trouble for environmental laws intended to address climate change.