Full story - May 17, 2019
NYC traffic and pedestrians
New York City just became the first city in the US to adopt a congestion pricing plan. The plan is expected to raise about $1.5 billion in revenue every year, mostly for its crumbling subway system.
Full story - May 17, 2019
Jacqueline Evans
Over 99% of the tiny Cook Islands territory in the South Pacific is ocean, and home to coral reefs and many threatened marine species. Now, thanks in part to activist Jacqueline Evans, the Cook Islands’ entire ocean territory is being managed for sustainability.
Full story - May 17, 2019
Julián Castro
Former Secretary of Housing and Urban Development and San Antonio Mayor Julián Castro, who is running for president as a Democrat, has made climate change one of his key issues on the campaign trail.
Full story - May 23, 2019
Linda Garcia, Goldman Prize winner
When a major export terminal project threatened to bring 360,000 gallons of crude oil per day through the Fruit Valley neighborhood of Vancouver, Washington, along the Columbia River, Linda Garcia led a long fight against the project.
Full story - May 10, 2019
Coral reef
The United Nations recently released a shocking report on the state of the world’s biodiversity, warning that about a million plant and animal species are on the verge of extinction due to human activity.
Full story - May 03, 2019
Bidibid refugee camp
The government of Uganda and international agencies have taken an innovative approach to housing displaced persons by building more permanent facilities that serve both refugees and local residents.
Full story - May 03, 2019
Tulsi Gabbard
Representative Tulsi Gabbard is running as a Democratic candidate for president. At a recent town hall meeting in Exeter, New Hampshire, Congresswoman Gabbard spoke about the importance of addressing climate change and shifting money from military spending to urgent domestic needs.
Full story - April 26, 2019
Bird migration
Most small migratory birds travel by instinct, but climate change could disrupt their mysterious migratory patterns.
Full story - April 26, 2019
Close up of colorful plastic bits
Scientists are finding microscopic bits of plastic just about everywhere they look, including in remote, pristine environments and in the human body.
Full story - April 19, 2019
children on a beach on earth day
Since the first Earth Day, on April 22, 1970, much has been done to clean up our air and water here in the US and elsewhere. But the world isn’t yet curbing carbon emissions fast enough, and US leadership on the issue has almost vanished.