Building the new capital on the forested island of Borneo has the potential to come at a tremendous environmental cost.

Internews’ Earth Journalism Network (EJN) partnered with the Resource Watch team to host a data journalism workshop on August 26th and 27th in Jakarta, Indonesia.

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.

"Disko Bay: Ice Floes" by Denni Schnapp is licensed under CC BY-NC-SA 2.0

Greenland is in the midst of a massive ice melt that could set a record. Here are five things you should know about Greenland’s ice sheet.

Farmer standing in terraced rice field

Rice yields aren’t growing fast enough to meet growing demands. Here are three places rice yields recently declined.

The Convention on Biological Diversity set a target for 17% of land to be protected by 2020. How are we doing in meeting this goal?

Seoul, South Korea tops the list of the highest city carbon footprints

Half the world’s population lives in cities, but just 100 cities are responsible for 18 percent of all global carbon emissions.

Food is essential to our livelihoods, but the proportion of people working in food production has declined over time. As countries develop, technology improvements and increasing yields typically lead to fewer people working in agriculture.

Mexico City blanketed by smoke. Photo by Santiago Arau

About 100 fires have broken out in central and southern Mexico since last week, causing dangerous conditions for nearby residents. Most of the fires broke out along the west coast, although smoke from the fires have caused hazardous air conditions in many parts of country. Mexico City, home to about 21 million people, declared an environmental emergency on Tuesday and warned residents to stay indoors to avoid the smoke-filled air.

Although renewable energy is growing rapidly around the world, fossil fuels still make up a majority of the world’s energy use. In 2017, 81 percent of the energy the world consumed was oil, coal and natural gas. Nearly 15 billion metric tons of fossil fuels are consumed every year.