“We didn’t anticipate the changes that happened (in Greenland) in the last ten or 15 years,” says glaciologist Gordon Hamilton. “The ice sheet has waxed and waned with time for sure, but I don’t think it’s been through such a large set of changes in such a short period of time.” Hamilton hopes the new high-definition laser scanner he and his colleagues have just installed on the rim of Greenland's Helheim glacier will help keep pace better with the rapid changes in the region. Greenland, 2015. Image by Ari
October 26, 2016 / PRI's The World by Ari Daniel

Climate scientist Gordon Hamilton died in Antarctica recently when his snowmobile plunged into a deep glacial crevasse. His research in Antarctica and Greenland focused on the relationship between...

A Tata Steel worker checks the temperature of the one of the plant's seven blast furnaces during an afternoon. Image by Michael Henninger. India, 2016.
October 20, 2016 / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette by Daniel Moore, Michael Henninger

Life in Jamshedpur, founded a century ago as the "steel city" of India, embodies both India's industrial prowess and its challenges with changing energy production and limiting resource consumption.

An NTCL barge and tug on the Mackenzie River. Image by Brian Castner. Canada's Northwest Territories, 2016.
October 19, 2016 / Untold Stories by Brian Castner

After 80 years of service, the Mackenzie River barges succumb to changing economics and climate.

At Philips Lighting in India, Priya Mishra is an engineer pushing for efficiency in a country rapidly consuming resources. Philips markets light emitting diode, or LED, lighting for homes, businesses and city streets. LED technology uses far less energy to produce the same amount of light, extending the life of the bulb, saving money on power bills and lessening dependence on the electric grid. Image by Michael Henninger. India, 2016.
October 14, 2016 by Daniel Moore, Michael Henninger

How India is emerging as a proving ground for clean power as the country pledges to electrify rural areas.

Wilfred Jackson at home
October 13, 2016 / The Atlantic by Brian Castner

They can see the global culture via satellite television, but cannot touch it, except to purchase the veneer on Amazon.

powered electricity to the village. The village in rural northwestern India uses kerosene and firewood for energy. Image by Michael Henninger. India, 2016.
October 13, 2016 / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette by Daniel Moore, Michael Henninger

With one in four people without power, India is a proving ground for clean energy. Researchers in Pittsburgh and India are hoping their technology can work—and make money—anywhere in the world.

Jonas Antoine at the site of the Enbridge pipeline spill. Image by Brian Castner. Canada, 2016.
October 9, 2016 / Motherboard | VICE by Brian Castner

Will low gas prices and environmental concerns finally put to bed plans for Canada's "greatest construction project ever?"

The remains of a large cargo ship marooned on the dried-out seabed of Lake Urmia. Image by Ako Salemi. Iran, 2016.
September 30, 2016 / Vox by Ako Salemi, Yochi Dreazen

One of Iran's best known lakes is disappearing. These photos show what's left behind as the waters recede.

September 30, 2016 by Ako Salemi

A look at how climate change impacts Iran.

Emirates Friendship floating hospital
September 27, 2016 / Untold Stories by Nikita Sampath

Climate change is affecting vulnerable populations of Bangladesh. They are adapting in a number of ways, setting an example for the developed West.

September 27, 2016 / Untold Stories by Nikita Sampath

Growing sea levels and intense cyclones have turned the drinking water saline in coastal Bangladesh. The villagers cope the best they can.

The town of Inuvik, from the Mackenzie River
September 18, 2016 / Motherboard | VICE by Brian Castner

The Mackenzie Delta held melting permafrost, cold cellars that won't stay cold, and, for one day at least, the warmest beach in Canada.