Full story - March 29, 2019
Amazon rainforest
A constitutional crisis looms in Brazil as its new president, Jair Bolsonaro, seeks to open the Amazon rainforest to more development.
Full story - March 15, 2019
AOC Green New Deal
The Green New Deal resolution recently introduced by Democrats in Congress calls for the US to quickly decarbonize its economy, but does not mention carbon pricing, a strategy supported by many economists. In a recent editorial, The Washington Post laid out its case for putting a high price on carbon to encourage decarbonization rather than imposing government mandates.
Full story - March 15, 2019
Nairobi youth climate strike
When Anna Grace Hottinger, from Shoreview, Minnesota, heard her sister was evacuated due to the California wildfires, she knew she had to do something to fight against climate change. She joined Minnesota Can't Wait, a climate advocacy group.
Full story - February 22, 2019
Bioacoustics device
A technique called bioacoustic monitoring is helping scientists get a better picture of the biodiversity of forests.
Full story - February 22, 2019
Dead cactus on the ground.
President Donald Trump’s push for a wall on the US-Mexico border has stirred up strong feelings on the immigration issue. But the wall would also have an environmental impact, which many experts say would be quite substantial.
Full story - March 25, 2019
Bangladesh flooded farms.
In Bangladesh, hundreds of thousands of people are being displaced from their coastal homes and are moving into the slums of cities unprepared to handle the influx. What’s new is the frequency of climate-related catastrophes and the scale of their impact.
Full story - February 01, 2019
A brick building with hand-painted sign: End Eminent Domain Abuse
The government’s ability to exert eminent domain powers has literally paved the way for much of America’s fundamental infrastructure. Pipelines, highways, railroads, high-voltage transmission lines — all of these projects tend to require long paths across the landscape. Farms and even suburban neighborhoods can be caught in the middle.
Full story - January 25, 2019
Honduran mother and child on their way to US
Toward the end of 2018, Central American migrant groups of several thousands of people began journeys towards the United States. Many are fleeing a massive drought that has lasted for five years.
Full story - January 18, 2019
A muddy river runs through a green landscape. On one side are trees and a dense forest; the other is bare.
On his first day in office, Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro gave the Ministry of Agriculture provisional power over territories belonging to Indigenous peoples and the descendants of runaway slaves — much of which is located in the Amazon rainforest.
Full story - January 11, 2019
Child drinking water
The water crisis in Flint, Michigan, brought lead contamination to the nation's attention in 2015. Now, the spotlight is turning to Newark, New Jersey.