After Brazil’s Summer of Fire, the Militarization of the Amazon Remains
Bolsonaro sent the troops to put out the flames, but now they may be looking to other enemies.
Climate Change Is Coming for Global Trade
As sea levels rise and storms become fiercer, container shipping could be in for major disruptions.
River of the Dammed
Ethiopia’s continued efforts to dam the Nile could end in war with Egypt. Here’s how to stop that from happening.
Brazil’s Amazon—and Its Defenders—Are Under Attack From Illegal Loggers
The killing of an indigenous forest guardian is only the latest incident in a pattern of impunity with consequences far beyond Brazil’s borders.
Is the United States Really Leaving the Paris Climate Agreement?
Yes, but the process takes a long time. Final withdrawal will occur one day after the 2020 election—but Washington may still be able to get back in.
Trump Can’t Save Coal Country
With eight bankruptcies in the last year—the latest this week—coal is in deep trouble again, and that could spell trouble for Trump in 2020.
Scotland Could Leave the United Kingdom Over Brexit—and Green Energy
The debate over how to best marshal the country's alternative energy sources may affect a new independence referendum.
Central Africa’s Rangers Are as Threatened as the Animals They Guard
Park staff struggle to protect the animals—and themselves—against poachers and militias.
It’s Not Just Elephants That Are Under Attack in Botswana
The country’s government is rolling back wildlife protections and endangering media freedom and the rule of law.
Don’t Scapegoat Brazil Over the Environment
International threats to forcibly protect the Amazon betray ignorance about the subtle art of diplomacy.
The Realpolitik of Greta Thunberg
Her global protest movement has impressed the world with its idealism—but more important are the ways it can steer practical politics.
The Limits of Clean Energy
If the world isn’t careful, renewable energy could become as destructive as fossil fuels.
Threats Worked in Brazil—and They Might Elsewhere, Too
Do the Amazon fires point the way for future international efforts to combat climate change?
Take a Breath, Thank a Whale
Like the Amazon rainforest, the planet’s whales play crucial roles as carbon captors. That’s just one reason to save them.
This Isn’t the First Time Fires Have Ravaged the Amazon
Here’s why now can be different from the 1980s.
Finland’s Green Diplomat
Under Pekka Haavisto, Helsinki tries to chart a path to a fossil fuel-free future.
Greenland Is the Center of the World
The Arctic island offers a harrowing reminder of the environmental damage, and political dangers, already imposed by climate change.