Climate fund for poor nations vows to drive green Covid recovery

Typhoon Haiyan, the most devastating storm ever to make landfall in all of history, left buildings, homes, and businesses in Tacloban City, Leyte, Philippines wiped out in its aftermath.... Read more »

As fog clears on benefits of forest protection, excuses for failure wear thin

An aerial view of forest and fields in Indonesia. Global efforts to stop the destruction of tropical forests have faltered so far largely because poor understanding of the value... Read more »

Food and beverage industry: no plans to totally discard plastic

In December 2019, Mondelēz trialled 100 per cent recyclable paper packaging in one of its products. The global food company said it is made of paper material that does... Read more »

Karachi’s green buses to be powered by dung

Dung from cattle could help run the 213 buses of the Karachi Breeze Red Line, one of the five bus rapid transit (BRT) lines that Pakistan’s most populous cities... Read more »

Fire-scorched Australia’s hottest and driest year on record leaves government unmoved

Bushfires on Gospers Mountain in New South Wales. Australia’s wildfires have destroyed an area 70 times the size Singapore. The climate-cooked nation reports 2019 was its hottest and driest... Read more »

The invisible water shortage in Hebei’s capital

Women cleaning vegetables in a stream in Lijiang, a city in the northwest part of China’s Yunnan province. The stalks left after the soy harvest in the village of... Read more »

9 quotes about our planet that made us glad, mad and sad in 2019

While teenage climate activist Greta Thunberg berated world leaders at the UN Climate Action Summit, UN secretary-general Antonio Guterres pushed for stronger political action to fight climate change. From... Read more »

Local communities are not just climate victims

A woman from the small farming community in Nepal’s Rupandehi District. “Poor and vulnerable” is a common refrain in climate change stories. It’s a phrase used with good reason,... Read more »

Plants are working hard to keep pace with increasing carbon dioxide

Flora and fauna of Borneo’s rainforest. Using computer models, researchers found that elevated carbon dioxide levels drive increase in leaf area of plants in the tropics. Thanks to human actions,... Read more »

Roundtable: How will the world stem global biodiversity loss?

The Tiger Leaping Gorge is a canyon on the Yangtze River, located 60 kilometres north of Lijiang City, Yunnan in southwestern China. It is part of the Three Parallel... Read more »