An adult emerald ash borer nestles into a tan-colored tree trunk.
The US has two trade deficits: money and pests. A Congressional amendment would add some safeguards to clamp down on non-indigenous insects that are killing American trees.
A man wearing a hard hat is silhouetted against old heavy windowpanes in a factory.
This year's global climate conference is convening in the heart of Poland's coal country. Poland's leaders are vowing to continue their heavy reliance on coal, but the politics and economics of the highly-polluting fuel are starting to shift.
A red helicopter is shown landed on the Greenland ice sheet with team of three professors and three students unload their gear.
Researchers on Greenland’s ice sheet are trying to find out more about our planet and the future implications with rising seas. It’s also spectacularly beautiful and surreal.
Three people walk across ground covered in ice and snow as the horizon stretches behind them.
The Greenland ice sheet has long helped cool the world and keep sea levels stable. But now it's melting, and scientists are trying to learn as much as they can, as fast as they can.
A large oil tanker docks amid ice and snow in the Arctic. On the side, the ship's name is written in Russian characters.
The Barents Observer keeps a close watch on the Russian Arctic because it’s part of the neighborhood, and because there’s a lot at stake there, for Russians and the rest of us.
portrait
As the Arctic warms, it’s opening up a whole new economic frontier, with big opportunities for tourism, shipping and resource development, including oil and gas. But that also brings a whole new array of risks for the region and the world.
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.

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