About a decade ago, several of Greenland's biggest glaciers suddenly began melting. A decade later, two groups of scientists are trying to unlock the secrets behind a scientific mystery story with potentially big consequences for the future of the island's rapidly-melting ice sheet.
This is prime wildflower blooming season in Israel. But not so long ago, the country's wildflowers were under threat of extinction because people were picking way too many of them. Then, a PSA campaign was launched that got Israelis to stop picking flowers in order to preserve them.
The solar industry got a big holiday gift at the end of last year — Congress extended a tax credit to build new solar panels. You and I can get the same deal for slapping panels on our roofs. Or if we don’t have a roof that works, for helping finance a few panels in a nearby field.
Most people agree that the Paris climate agreement is a good start toward curbing the worst impacts of climate change. But others worry too much self-congratulating will jeopardize the path toward stricter carbon cuts.
The smiles and handshakes at the end of the high-stakes Paris climate summit masked huge holes in the deal and massive challenges ahead. But The World's environment editor Peter Thomson says an imperfect deal still represents a major turning point in the global climate crisis.
Past the suited diplomats working to make a deal at the Paris summit on climate change are many other voices working to be heard. These Millennials are going to be the real movers and shakers as the next generation has to tackle the real challenges of climate change. We feature their voices here.
Journalists from around the world traveled to Paris this month to report on the historic climate change summit. One Paris youth hostel turned into a hub for young global journalists covering COP21. What were their most pressing questions?
After two weeks of talks, negotiators appear on the verge of a breakthrough global deal to address climate change. But with every word of a now nearly 30-page document being parsed by nearly 200 countries, talks have pushed past the Friday evening deadline into the weekend.
While negotiators from nearly 200 countries tussle over the details of a proposed climate pact in Paris, people from affected communities are straining to have their voices heard. The World's environment editor Peter Thomson spoke with three women from far-flung regions who've gone to Paris to demand strong action.