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Pakistani Foreign Minister Bilawal Bhutto Zardari speaks at a press conference in Islamabad, Pakistan, on June 7.
Pakistani Foreign Minister Bilawal Bhutto Zardari speaks at a press conference in Islamabad, Pakistan, on June 7.

Pakistan’s Foreign Minister: We’re Not a ‘Geopolitical Football’

Bilawal Bhutto Zardari on Islamabad’s relations with Beijing and Washington and how his country is dealing with deadly floods.

An aerial view of rising waters around the Numan bridge is seen in the Numan community of Adamawa State, Nigeria, on Sept. 25.
An aerial view of rising waters around the Numan bridge is seen in the Numan community of Adamawa State, Nigeria, on Sept. 25.

Floods Devastate West Africa

Hundreds of thousands of people are suffering in Nigeria, Cameroon, Chad, and Niger due to government failures to invest in preventive infrastructure.

Then-Japanese Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida walks in front of Chernobyl’s nuclear power plant.
Then-Japanese Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida walks in front of Chernobyl’s nuclear power plant.

Fumio Kishida’s Great Nuclear Leap

A decade after Fukushima, the Japanese prime minister is walking a fine political line to reengage with the carbon-free energy source.

A person in firefighting gear and goggles carries a long yellow hose amid a smoky haze.
A person in firefighting gear and goggles carries a long yellow hose amid a smoky haze.

The World’s Militaries Aren’t Ready for Climate Change

These days, threats don’t just come from other states.

A man in a yellow hat stands next to a conveyor belt with blue-green chunks on it.
A man in a yellow hat stands next to a conveyor belt with blue-green chunks on it.

Electric Vehicles’ Dirty Secret

EVs may hold great promise. But they’re not a silver bullet.

A person in a gray t-shirt checks plants.
A person in a gray t-shirt checks plants.

Who’s Afraid of Gene-Edited Crops?

A new U.K. bill is a chance at food security—if Britain can get past unfounded fears.

Former Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan arrives to appear before the Anti-Terrorism Court in Islamabad on Sept. 1.
Former Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan arrives to appear before the Anti-Terrorism Court in Islamabad on Sept. 1.

Pakistan and the U.S. Have Made Up, but Will It Last?

The worst floods in memory may have occasioned a reset in relations, but Imran Khan could still prove a spoiler.

Marina Silva, Brazilian federal deputy candidate and former environment minister, speaks next to former Brazilian President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva during a press conference in São Paulo on Sept. 12.
Marina Silva, Brazilian federal deputy candidate and former environment minister, speaks next to former Brazilian President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva during a press conference in São Paulo on Sept. 12.

What Could Brazil’s Post-Bolsonaro Climate Policy Look Like?

It won’t be easy for the country to refurbish its green reputation.

A flood-hit area in Pakistan
A flood-hit area in Pakistan

Pakistan’s Next Superflood Is Coming. The Cavalry Isn’t.

Even a 1.5 degree warming target is untenable for countries already wracked by extreme weather. The West needs to step up.

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi speaks during the 26th U.N. Climate Change Conference, or COP26, in Glasgow, Scotland, on Nov. 1, 2021.
Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi speaks during the 26th U.N. Climate Change Conference, or COP26, in Glasgow, Scotland, on Nov. 1, 2021.

Egypt to Host Big U.N. Climate Summit While Muzzling Environmental Activists

COP27 will put Biden’s human rights agenda on a collision course with his climate change agenda.

A child stands in front of a makeshift shelter on the banks of a body of water.
A child stands in front of a makeshift shelter on the banks of a body of water.

Pakistan’s Flood Disaster Shows the Perils of Climate Shortsightedness

“We have never had a really good plan in terms of how we counter climate change,” one expert noted.

Mexico City residents travel to the outskirts of the city and relax along the banks of the Rio Magdalena. It is the last living river in the city, and so one of the few places to enjoy clean running water.
Mexico City residents travel to the outskirts of the city and relax along the banks of the Rio Magdalena. It is the last living river in the city, and so one of the few places to enjoy clean running water.

Can the World’s Rivers Be Saved?

Key waterways are drying up around the globe.

Congolese workers stand beside bags filled with cobalt and copper slag at the STL processing plant in Lubumbashi, Democratic Republic of the Congo, on Dec. 1, 2011.
Congolese workers stand beside bags filled with cobalt and copper slag at the STL processing plant in Lubumbashi, Democratic Republic of the Congo, on Dec. 1, 2011.

What Do Electric Cars Really Cost?

“Volt Rush” examines the price of a dirty green business—and China’s role.

Caked mud is seen in the foreground past the Luoxing Dun in China.
Caked mud is seen in the foreground past the Luoxing Dun in China.
Two people on a makeshift raft during flooding in Pakistan
Two people on a makeshift raft during flooding in Pakistan

Extreme Weather Is Brutalizing Asia

Floods, droughts, tropical storms, and heat waves are severely testing the resilience of a region with a lot of vulnerable people.

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