When young Colombian activists won a historic lawsuit against their government, they thought the rainforest was saved. A year later, they're piling on the pressure to see their leaders act on the ruling.
Across the globe, urban developments conceived by corporations have been pitched as technological and eco-friendly utopias, but many are prohibitively expensive and catalysts for land dispossession and social inequality.
The University of Alaska system is known as a leader in climate change research, studying melting permafrost to shrinking glaciers. But there’s growing uncertainty about the future of such projects with steep cuts to state funding.
Heavy rainfall, severe flooding and landslides across Nepal, India and Bangladesh have killed at least 93 children, and put the lives of millions more at risk, according to the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), which is “responding urgently”.
Many places are disappearing or transforming before our eyes: Pacific islands succumbing to sea-level rise; the Amazon rainforest withering because of unchecked development; the Gulf of California losing the vaquita porpoise to extinction by poaching.
This governor has done more to address climate change in four months than Rick Scott did in eight years. It's a welcome surprise because while in Congress he had a measly 2% lifetime approval rating from the League of Conservation Voters.
In a hypothetical future, the once-pristine Antarctic landscape is cluttered with cutting-edge machinery to help refreeze the desolate continent. Scientists see it as an extreme measure to avoid catastrophic sea-level rise.
Dozens of people rallied at CBC stations in Whitehorse and in Yellowknife, among other Canadian communities, to demand the public broadcaster host a federal leaders’ debate on climate change and a proposed Green New Deal.
With the Trump administration shelving Obama-era climate plans and embracing the expansion of fossil fuel infrastructure, efforts to cut carbon emissions are now pushed almost entirely at the state level, especially in statehouses controlled by Democrats.