Climate Change

Kingston Family Vineyards. Image by Taylor Lord. Chile, 2017.
June 29, 2017 by Taylor Lord

Chile is internationally known as a producer of world-class wines. However, the effects of desertification on vineyards have a dire impact on the wine industry.

A mountain gorilla in Volcanoes National Park, Rwanda. Image by Elham Shabahat. Rwanda, 2017.
June 20, 2017 by Elham Shabahat

In Rwanda, increased floods, droughts, and landslides have caused deaths and destroyed homes. How are mountain gorillas and people living near their habitat impacted by and adapting to climate change...

Workers assemble a solar panel inside of a factory in Haining, Zhejiang province, China.
May 5, 2017 by Beth Gardiner

China is seen as a poster child for smog, but it is pushing back against air pollution with a wind and solar power rollout that also has big ramifications for the fight against climate change.

In the Maldives, most of the country's 1,200 coral islands experience shore erosion, which environmentalists attribute to the degradation of reef systems, harbor construction, and storm surges. Image by Kai Schultz. Maldives, 2017.
March 29, 2017 by Kai Schultz

As conversations about climate change gather steam in the Maldives, many question whether the government is taking serious concerns that businesses can no longer protect visitors from rising seas.

Rose Kandodo is cooking nsima, a maize porridge, on an improved cook stove in Nessa village. Image by Nathalie Bertrams. Malawi, 2016.
February 23, 2017 by Nathalie Bertrams, Ingrid Gercama

Globally, cooking smoke causes over 4 million deaths per year. Can improved cookstoves save lives, the environment and is the promise of ‘clean cooking’ fulfilled in Malawi?

Nuclear power
January 10, 2017 by Rachel Bronson, John Mecklin

Can and should nuclear power play a significant role in combating climate change?

Image by Zachary Slobig. Panama, 2015.
December 8, 2016 by Zachary Slobig

The sea level rise clock ticks loudly for those who call the Guna Yala islands of Panama home. Will a pending migration to the mainland serve as a model of progressive climate change adaptation?

A dive into the deep sea illuminates a world full of possibilities for both discoveries of extraordinary life and opportunities for exploitation. Image by Sarah Fahmy. Hawaii, 2016.
December 7, 2016 by Sarah Fahmy

An exploration into the emerging industry of underwater mining leads to more questions than answers. With time running out before this practice begins, are we acting irresponsibly?

November 18, 2016 by Dan Grossman

An unintended planet-wide experiment is underway–leading to warming temperatures and an acidifying ocean.

Scientists take measurements on the surface of the Greenland ice sheet. Image by Eli Kintisch. Greenland, 2016.
November 10, 2016 by Eli Kintisch

A journey to the Arctic realm of Greenland to explore its future and mysterious past.

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.

September 30, 2016 by Ako Salemi

A look at how climate change impacts Iran.