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Members of the Indigenous Sámi community march during a Fridays for Future protest in Jokkmokk, northern Sweden, on Feb. 7, 2020, the Sámi National Day.
Members of the Indigenous Sámi community march during a Fridays for Future protest in Jokkmokk, northern Sweden, on Feb. 7, 2020, the Sámi National Day.

The Ukraine War Is Dividing Europe’s Arctic Indigenous People

It has driven a wedge between Sámi in Russia and those in Nordic countries.

The sun sets on a deep-sea mining vessel
The sun sets on a deep-sea mining vessel

Race to the Bottom: Deep Sea Mining Is the Next Frontier

The untapped trove of metals on the ocean floor might be the key to a greener future—or an environmental catastrophe.

Colombian President-elect Gustavo Petro and Vice President-elect Francia Márquez celebrate their victory at the Movistar Arena in Bogotá on June 19.
Colombian President-elect Gustavo Petro and Vice President-elect Francia Márquez celebrate their victory at the Movistar Arena in Bogotá on June 19.

Can Petro Move Colombia Away From Oil?

If his presidency goes according to plan, the country could become the world’s biggest crude exporter to halt new exploration.

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How Squid Explains the State of Our Oceans

Foreign Policy’s new six-part narrative series on global fishing.

Police line temporary security fencing outside the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington on June 21.
Police line temporary security fencing outside the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington on June 21.

Part I: Out to Sea

The race to catch squid off the coast of Peru is increasingly pitting local artisanal fishers against huge multinational fleets.

Electricity workers in a boat check solar panels at a photovoltaic power station built in a fishpond in Haian, China, on July 19, 2021.
Electricity workers in a boat check solar panels at a photovoltaic power station built in a fishpond in Haian, China, on July 19, 2021.

Russia’s War Is the End of Climate Policy as We Know It

Ironically, geopolitical strife and energy scarcity will do more for the climate than decades of ardent policies.

An earth mover loads a truck with coal at the Wieczorek coal mine in Katowice, Poland, on April 14, 2004.
An earth mover loads a truck with coal at the Wieczorek coal mine in Katowice, Poland, on April 14, 2004.

Should We Burn More Fossil Fuels, Not Less?

A sequel to “The Moral Case for Fossil Fuels” doubles down on a flawed defense of oil, gas, and coal.

Russian energy giant Gazprom said it had stopped all gas supplies to Poland and Bulgaria.
Russian energy giant Gazprom said it had stopped all gas supplies to Poland and Bulgaria.

Putin’s Ukraine Gambit Was ‘Self-Defeating’

Two experts on energy and geopolitics talk about spiking prices, Russia’s war, and what that means for the climate fight.

A person in a green jacket holding their bicycle looks out over water and coal plants.
A person in a green jacket holding their bicycle looks out over water and coal plants.

The Energy Crisis Won’t Sabotage Climate Goals

Climate despair is understandable but misplaced.

Clive Palmer, chairman of the United Australia Party, prepares to speak at the National Press Club in Canberra, Australia, on April 7.
Clive Palmer, chairman of the United Australia Party, prepares to speak at the National Press Club in Canberra, Australia, on April 7.

How a Pair of Mining Fortunes Will Shape the Australian Election

Two wealthy men with opposing political views are riding a wave of discontent with the major parties.

People fill water tanks in the Shabelle River in Gode, Ethiopia, on April 8.
People fill water tanks in the Shabelle River in Gode, Ethiopia, on April 8.

War in Ukraine Is Worsening East Africa’s Food Crisis

Rising wheat, fuel, and fertilizer costs amid a historic drought could lead to mass hunger and instability throughout the Horn of Africa.

Former U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry speaks during a Commonwealth Club of California event in San Francisco on Sept. 13, 2018.
Former U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry speaks during a Commonwealth Club of California event in San Francisco on Sept. 13, 2018.

John Kerry: ‘We’re Behind. We’re Way Behind.’

America’s climate envoy on what it will take to turn things around for the planet.

A heat pump stands outside a property as part of a green housing project in Huddersfield recently retrofitted by Kirklees Council on March 16, 2022 in Huddersfield, England.
A heat pump stands outside a property as part of a green housing project in Huddersfield recently retrofitted by Kirklees Council on March 16, 2022 in Huddersfield, England.

Heat Pumps Will Change Everything—and Not Enough

It’s a long-term solution for climate change with plenty of short-term problems.

A farmer in drives a tractor pulling a planter with sugar beet seeds in Humnyska, Ukraine on March 26.
A farmer in drives a tractor pulling a planter with sugar beet seeds in Humnyska, Ukraine on March 26.

How Climate Change and War Are Compounding Food Insecurity

Disruption to Black Sea routes and climate change-related crop failures pose major risks to food security in Ukraine and around the world.

Several gas station signs displaying current prices are shown along a street.
Several gas station signs displaying current prices are shown along a street.

The Ukraine Crisis Offers a Rare Chance for Energy and Climate Cooperation

Russia’s war in Ukraine has exposed some difficult truths about the world’s energy needs.

Senegalese President Macky Sall shakes hands with Kristalina Georgieva, the managing director of the International Monetary Fund, at a conference in Diamniadio, Senegal, on Dec. 2, 2019.
Senegalese President Macky Sall shakes hands with Kristalina Georgieva, the managing director of the International Monetary Fund, at a conference in Diamniadio, Senegal, on Dec. 2, 2019.

The World Bank and IMF Are Getting It Wrong on Climate Change

Rich donor countries are working to deprioritize poverty reduction and economic development in the global south.

A Russian service member stands guard by a military truck on the island of Alexandra Land, which is part of the Franz Josef Land archipelago in Russia, on May 17, 2021.
A Russian service member stands guard by a military truck on the island of Alexandra Land, which is part of the Franz Josef Land archipelago in Russia, on May 17, 2021.

After Ukraine, Can the Arctic Peace Hold?

A Western boycott of the Arctic Council could backfire.

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