A medical worker in protective suit checks a patient's records at Jinyintan hospital in Wuhan, the epicentre of the novel coronavirus outbreak, in Hubei province, China, Feb. 13, 2020. 
Emerging disease outbreaks, like the new coronavirus, are already impossible to predict. But climate change will make even diseases we know more about act differently. 
A single white cross is shown on a small dirt area amongst a wide open grassy field.
Nearly seven years after a blast in Texas killed 15 people and injured 260, oversight of ammonium nitrate remains a patchwork and public information is scarce
Greta Thunberg sits at the World Economic Forum.
Many experts want political and business leaders to see climate change as a large risk, but why don't they?
A glacier in Half Moon Bay, Antarctica, Feb. 18, 2018.
Early explorers were drawn there by the mythology of Terra Australis, a vast southern continent that scholars imagined for centuries as a counterweight to the Northern Hemisphere. Others sought economic bounty from hunting whales and seals, or the glory of conquering the planet’s last wilderness. Still others wanted to understand Earth’s magnetic fields in order to better navigate the seas.
An ariel photograph showing Lake Erie coved in green algae with a boat moving through the middle.
Voluntary fixes for the growing — and global — hazardous algae problem aren’t working.
A farm tractor is shown in a large green field with wind turbines in the background.
Fertilizers are contaminating and warming the planet. Regulators haven't acted on decades-old warnings.
Okyeame Ampadu, an 80-year-old farmer in the Volta Region of Ghana
Africa’s turning a corner toward producing fertilizer locally.
A man speaks into a microphone in front of a blue wall.
With his impeachment trial beginning in Washington, DC, US President Donald Trump shied away from environmental issues, which are top of the agenda at the gathering.
refill station
Catherine Conway's business, Unpackaged, provides guidance for running a zero waste business.
A woman stands on a sandy beach wearing a blue jacket with her hands in her pockets and her hair blowing in the wind.
Canary Wharf was labeled the first plastic-free commercial district in the world. But this shopping center and other communities with this designation actually aren’t plastic-free — yet.