Track how record fires in Australia are polluting the air and displacing thousands of residents.
Even though some countries are on track to narrow or even close the gender gap within our lifetimes, at the current rate of change, it will take the United States 208 years to close the gender gap.
These 20 Water-Stressed Countries Have the Most Solar and Wind Potential By Tianyi Luo Most power generation consumes water, whether to cool steam in thermoelectric plants or power turbines for hydropower. And the global demand for both water and electricity will continue to increase substantially in the coming decades. Although growth is generally a good thing […]
To Fight Food Insecurity in Malawi, Just Add Trees By Katie Reytar In a country where 71 percent of the population lives in extreme poverty and nearly everyone depends on rain-fed agriculture, maize is Malawians’ lifeblood. Yet climate change threatens this critically important crop. The Famine Early Warning Systems Network (FEWS NET) predicts that maize yields will decrease […]
< Blog Coral reefs feed and shelter thousands of species of fish, buffer coastal areas against waves and storms, and support local economies through tourism and fishing. But they’re increasingly threatened by a dramatic and destructive stress response known as coral bleaching. Bleaching occurs when prolonged exposure to warmer ocean temperatures and other stressors causes corals […]
The challenges we face as stewards of Earth are staggering and often unprecedented. Extreme weather events—many of them harbingers of a changing climate—are hammering communities around the world, leaving devastation that costs billions of dollars. Loss of the planet’s tree cover reached a new high in 2016. The global population is set to grow by at least 2 billion […]