Almost half of Russia is covered with forests. However, much of the vast country's woodlands, which absorb millions of tons of CO2, are under threat from mismanagement, illegal deforestation and corruption.
The newly established Kitaskino Nuwenëné Wildland Provincial Park will help buffer Canada's endangered Wood Buffalo National Park from industrial encroachment but more protected areas are necessary to offset decades of major hydro and oilsands operations, First Nations say.
As Alberta goes to the polls and a federal election looms, a new pro-carbon tax report from a privately funded group faces a major challenge reaching Canadians with rational economic arguments, even as climate disasters worsen.
A state lawmaker hopes his pair of black Bogs Bozeman mid-boots can inspire environmental conversations in Florida's Capitol, where the debate usually happens above leather dress shoes and hoisted heels.
Senators are expected to vote this week on a resolution regarding the Green New Deal, a Democratic proposal to tackle climate change through an unprecedented uptick in government spending on clean energy.
While many politicians, world leaders and big corporations speak about the future effects of climate change, poor and impoverished nations are already struggling to battle the consequences of rising global temperatures.
Oil and gas companies have long touted their efforts to curb methane emissions from leaky oil-field equipment. They have taken a decidedly dimmer view of government attempts to reduce leaks of the planet-warming gas.
Exxon Valdez made visible the immediate environmental risks associated with fossil fuel extraction. Today, decades later, the long-term climate impacts from decades of fossil fuel extraction have gained center stage as the issue becomes a more pressing — and visible — concern.