A structure is seen engulfed in flames during the Camp Fire
The irony of losing decades of recordings of disappearing wild places to a fire linked to climate change is not lost on sound recordist Bernie Krause. Now, after a wildfire consumed his California home last year, his new home is now under threat from the nearby Camp Fire.
farmers
Hurricane Maria decimated many of Puerto Rico's small farms. But soon afterward, a group of mostly women farmers came together to start helping each other learn how to farm more sustainably.
forest
For decades, RWE has been slowly razing the forest and surrounding towns to expand its adjacent coal mine, among Europe’s largest producers of lignite coal and greatest sources of carbon dioxide pollution. And earlier this fall, the company moved to start cutting a new section that protesters have been occupying.
sea ice
Sea ice plays a big role in keeping the earth cool, but it's disappearing fast. No one knows this better, or is more directly affected, than the Arctic's native communities, whose economy and culture are deeply interwoven with ice.
woman in forest
Tropical forests like El Yunque have evolved to recover from hurricanes. But if those storms grow more intense or frequent, forests may be less able to bounce back. And that could hurt communities that depend on the forest for water.
bitcoin logo on pillow
A new analysis finds bitcoin mining uses more energy, dollar for dollar, than gold mining.
child
After centuries on the margins, the Indigenous Sámi of the Arctic regions of Scandinavia are starting to reassert their cultural identity. And they say the world can't solve the climate crisis without perspectives like theirs.
Widespread flooding submerged Interstate Highway 45 in Houston. Hurricane Harvey dropped up to 61 inches of rain on parts of Texas and Louisiana, Aug. 27, 2017.
One congressional race that’s become surprisingly close is Texas’ 7th Congressional District in western Houston and its suburbs. It’s been controlled by Republicans since the 1960s when George HW Bush held the seat. But this year, the race, in one of the wealthiest districts in Texas, is a dead heat.
A sun sets behind a cloud over a grey body of water
Just how quickly will billions of tons of carbon locked up in the Arctic's melting permafrost be released into the atmosphere? Scientists in the Arctic say finding out could be a matter of survival.
A person walks through a puddle in Shismaref, Alaska.
Shishmaref, Alaska, home to a tightly knit Iñpuiat community of 600 people, is ground zero for climate change in the Arctic. What happens here could foreshadow the fates of other US coastal communities. Why won't Washington pay attention?

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