Four men stand outside in a valley near a river bed
As Montenegro shifts from coal toward cleaner energy, new hydropower plants are springing up all over the Balkan region. But renewable energy doesn’t always mean green.
climate rally
Donald Trump repeated his disapproval of the pact just last week at a shale oil and gas conference in Pittsburgh.
People move large containers full of sorted plastic bottles over a mound of other bottles
Only 9% of plastics are recycled — but the world is actually using fewer natural materials while maintaining economic growth.
picture of four brown spiders on a white background.
Musicians from Iron Maiden, Scorpions, Def Leppard and the Brazilian band Angra got spider species named after them.
Three dump trucks in a barren landscape
The New York attorney general says Exxon used two sets of books and misled investors by downplaying the potential costs of carbon emissions
Sheep stand on rocks in front of mountains looking at the camera
Does your winter wear come with an animal who helped make it? If you're shopping at Sheep Inc., the answer is yes. But for co-founder Edzard van der Wyck it's not a gimmick — it's a reminder about how clothes are made, and what the fashion industry costs the environment.
Greta Thunberg
Greta Thunberg, the favorite to win Friday’s Nobel Peace Prize, has inspired books, met with heads of state, and testified before Congress, the European Parliament and the United Nations. Her Friday school strikes for climate action have expanded to millions of people around the world.   
mom and son and one of their chickens
In recent years, it’s become fairly common for people to bring their own shopping bags to the store, but for the past 18 months, Philippa Robb and her son, Haydn Robb Harries, have been bringing their own containers, too. That’s because, after a long consideration, Philippa gave up buying single-use plastic in January 2018.
Hundreds of wildfires, some visible from space, swept across the Arctic Circle this summer—and as they burned, these northern firefighters faced down the changing climate
A person holds a placard with a drawing depicting Brazil's President Bolsonaro with horns during a Global Climate Strike rally in Rio de Janeiro
Less than a year into his presidency, Jair Bolsonaro has been on a mission to rehabilitate his and Brazil's image, particularly after international criticism for his handling of the Amazon wildfires and stance on Indigenous rights.