India's monsoon is still nearly a month away, and the heat is scorching, but parts of the country have nearly run out of water. Meanwhile, fires burn and people struggle with a half hour of water a day — or less.
"Somalia is telling the world, stop denying that climate change is here, that the world is changing, and we are the cause of it,” said Somali Foreign Minister Abdusalam Omer.
The fire has destroyed 80 percent of one neighborhood in remote Fort McMurray, Alberta.
Residents of Bristol wanted an alternative to the pesticide chemicals used in their town. They started a petition, and the city responded. With vinegar.
On April 26, 1986, the world suffered its worst peacetime nuclear disaster, when the Soviet reactor at Chernobyl went into meltdown. One survivor talks about how it affected her and her family.
The haze is often so thick that people drive with their fog lights on until mid-morning. New York's air, in comparison, "feels as clear as water from a mountain stream." Rhitu Chatterjee writes.
Usually a parade of global figures lining up at the UN to sign a document is pretty much just for show — a lot of words and gestures for questionable real-world impact. But this signing ceremony for the new Paris climate agreement could be something different.
Gaming emissions testing systems is common in Europe, arguably less so in the US.
Gangs in Peru and Colombia move from exporting illegal drugs to illegal gold.
The West Antarctic Ice Sheet is the size of Europe and a mile thick. And it's melting faster than we thought, with big effects on the level of the world's seas.