Indonesian village adapts to life on sinking land
Much of Indonesia's capital, Jakarta, is expected to be submerged by 2050, but villagers along the coast of Java are at the forefront of this emergency. Around 400 residents in Timbulsloko, Central Java, adapt to life on sinking land.
Loss of sea ice puts polar bears at risk
Polar bears face an increased risk of starvation as a result of spending more time on land during extended ice-free seasons, according to a new study published in the journal Nature Communications.
Explained: Is green growth an illusion?
Burn as much fossil fuel as you can. Create prosperity for as many people as possible. And if that doesn’t work anymore due to climate change? Then simply switch to eco and sustainable. Is it really that easy?
Bangkok in the grips of dangerous air pollution
Authorities in Bangkok, Thailand, are urging people to work from home as dangerous air pollution troubles the capital. Smoke from burning crops outside the city, combined with vehicle emissions, have caused smog levels to spike.
Rio de Janeiro takes on its trash crisis
Rio de Janeiro is known for its beaches, soccer and samba. But this idyllic city in Brazil is actually drowning in garbage. Clear-up and recycling initiatives are helping to tackle the pollution problem.
German solar industry on the brink of collapse
The German solar industry is on the brink of collapse as the market is being flooded by less expensive solar panels from China. There are calls for state aid or even the introduction of punitive tariffs on Chinese products.
Mysterious groundwater surge floods Libyan towns
A city in northern Libya is being plagued by rising groundwater. The flooding is threatening the foundations of houses and many people have been forced out of their homes by a rising tide of sewage. Experts are puzzled by the potential e...
Mild winter will lead to more bugs this Spring
In many areas, milder winter weather has caused fewer insects to die from freezing temperatures. The result will mean more bugs emerging in the early spring months across the United States.
Climate change forces Malaysian fishermen to adapt
For generations, fishing close to shore has been the backbone of Malaysia's coastal communities. But the changing climate is making it more difficult for small-scale fishermen to earn a living.
Spinning plastic bottles into brooms in Cambodia
In a small warehouse in Cambodia's capital city, a group of workers sit and spin empty plastic bottles into strips, which are then turned into the bristles of an essential everyday item; broomsticks.
Road crews using less salt to protect the environment
The use of salt to tackle snow and ice on roads has doubled since 1975, now officials in Ohio are focused on cutting salt use to reduce runoff into rivers and pushing others around the country to do the same.
Endangered black rhino returned to Kenyan conservancy
Kenya's Wildlife Service (KWS) has been working for years to ensure the safety of critically endangered black rhinos. At the start of the year, 21 of the species were moved to the Loisaba Conservancy, where the rhino has been absent for ...
One in five migratory species threatened with extinction
A new United Nations report says that almost half of the world's migratory animals are in decline and that many birds and fish are at risk of extinction.
U.N. report finds migratory species at risk of extinction
More than a fifth of the world's migrating species are at risk of going extinct as a result of climate change and human encroachment, according to the United Nation's first-ever published report on migrating animals.
U.N. report: Most migratory animals in dire straits
The United Nations convention that tracks animal species that range across borders has issued its first report at the beginning of a major conference on wildlife conservation. More than a fifth of the world's migrating species are at ris...
Manatees making a comeback in Florida
Record manatee sightings have experts optimistic for the future, following years of habitat loss, a vanishing food supply and boat strikes in Florida.
Decades-long conservation efforts in Uganda at risk
Thanks to conservation programs, Uganda's wildlife population has boomed over the past 40 years. But the threats of climate change, poaching, loss of habitat and conflict between humans and animals is worrying some game wardens.
Climate change, conflicts make starvation problem worse
Millions die from hunger every year. Enough food is being produced in the world for everyone, but almost a third of it goes to waste. A conference in Qatar is looking at ways to ensure people's basic needs are being met. There are fears ...
Carnival Cruise ship damaged in tropical storm
Passengers onboard a Carnival cruise were stranded in Jamaica for 12 hours after the ship was damaged during a violent strong storm in the Caribbean.
How climate change made Chile's wildfires so deadly
While the region faces wildfires almost every year, the speed and lethality of Chile's wildfires was unprecedented. Scientists Raul Cordero and Nahuel Arenas said the main driving factor for such a devastating event is simple: hotter tem...
E.U.'s solar industry in crisis despite new 2040 climate goals
In its new bid to achieve net-zero emissions by 2050, the European Union plans to rely heavily on renewable energy — but the bloc's solar industry is struggling to compete with heavily subsidized rivals from China and the United States.
Chile's forest fires leave over a 100 dead
The death toll from central Chile's blazing wildfires climbed to at least 112 people, after President Gabriel Boric warned the number would rise "significantly" as teams search gutted neighborhoods.
Rising groundwater forces evacuations in Libya
Rising levels of groundwater have flooded Libya's city of Zliten, forcing some residents to move to other places amid fears over erosion and infrastructure collapse. The city is working hard to stem the waters' rise, but they seem to be ...
Shark attacks on the rise worldwide
Scientists are examining a slight increase in the number of unprovoked shark attacks worldwide last year, as newly released data showed a small increase in fatalities in 2023 compared to the year before.
Indonesian presidential candidates vie for youth voters
Indonesia is gearing up for its presidential election, which is scheduled for February 14th, where younger voters will play a big role in choosing their leaders. Youth groups say it’s a historic chance to highlight issues important to th...
Catalonia cuts water use by 80% amid extreme drought
Residents of the eastern Spanish region of Catalonia will be banned from washing their cars and filling up empty swimming pools under a raft of measures announced on Thursday to alleviate the region's worst drought on record.
New projects threaten Maldives' coral reefs
A controversial project to reclaim land is underway in the Maldives. It will create artificial islands using sand dredged from the ocean beds. The government there says it needs to boost tourism, but the United Nations says that after wa...
Barcelona declares drought emergency
Spain's second city Barcelona and much of the surrounding region of Catalonia entered a drought emergency, clearing the way for tighter water restrictions following three years without significant rainfall.
Severe drought in Colombia threatens crops, livestock
Severe drought in Colombia wreaks havoc on its water resources, threatening agriculture, livestock, and the population, resulting in cracked soil and small mud islands in a reservoir in Bogota.