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A man victoriously holds up a piece of paper and smiles as other people around him also smile

Climate activists get more strategic with their use of the courts

There's a growing trend of activists using lawsuits to hold governments and powerful corporations accountable for their roles in climate change.

Climate activists get more strategic with their use of the courts
A young woman stands on stage and rehearses her poem.

Global network of young people writes poems to cope with climate crisis

Global network of young people writes poems to cope with climate crisis
UK environmental activist Ella Daish, who crafted a giant tampon out of used tampons, is on a mission to get rid of single-use, plastic tampons.

This UK activist is pushing to end single-use plastics in menstrual products

This UK activist is pushing to end single-use plastics in menstrual products
The Ducourt family vineyard in France. 

Winegrowers in France experiment with hybrid grape varieties to combat climate change

Winegrowers in France experiment with hybrid grape varieties to combat climate change
Students hold up a banners during a rally in front of the parliament in Athens, Greece

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Hundreds of people, some holding documents, gather near an evacuation control checkpoint on the perimeter of the Hamid Karzai International Airport, in Kabul, Afghanistan, on Aug. 27, 2021.

Afghanistan airlift continues after deadly suicide attacks

Evacuation flights at Kabul’s Hamid Karzai International Airport have resumed after suicide attacks. Biden vows to hunt down those responsible for the bloodshed. And the Cuban government announces that it will recognize and regulate the use of cryptocurrency.

Afghanistan airlift continues after deadly suicide attacks
Kpinchilla, a small village in northern Ghana, reels under the impact of the climate crisis.

Glasgow climate talks: Africa negotiators mobilize for climate finance 

At this year’s climate conference, the African Group of Negotiators on Climate Change will be pushing for $20 to $30 billion earmarked specifically for African nations. 

Glasgow climate talks: Africa negotiators mobilize for climate finance 
A view of Athens from above showning the city and in the distance large dark smoke clouds filling the sky.

Athens’ first-ever chief heat officer says historic heat wave feels ominous, like a 'prequel' of the city's future

Athens has appointed a chief heat officer, the first such appointment in Europe and only the second in the world. Chief heat officer Eleni Myrivili spoke with The World’s Lydia Emmanouilidou in Athens.

Athens’ first-ever chief heat officer says historic heat wave feels ominous, like a 'prequel' of the city's future
The region of southern Spain is facing desertification.

Southern Spain's green-belt project aims to stave off impending desertification

The ambitious green-belt project aims to create a series of contiguous forests that would run for hundreds of miles across the country's southern region — but it may take decades.

Southern Spain's green-belt project aims to stave off impending desertification
Woman in orange outfit walks in dry climate with girl in pink dress and boy in beige outfit

NATO agrees to study how climate change impacts global security threats

NATO leaders recently called climate change “one of the defining challenges of our times.”

NATO agrees to study how climate change impacts global security threats
A setting sun near a smokestack.

Luxembourg takes the lead on climate finance 

The small country is a financial giant — and it’s working to lead the world on sustainable climate finance.

Luxembourg takes the lead on climate finance 
The Atlantic rainforest in Brazil is a beacon for global forest restoration.

The Atlantic rainforest in Brazil is a bright spot for restoration

As the largest restoration effort in the last 20 years, the Atlantic Forest project provides a blueprint for the rest of the world.

The Atlantic rainforest in Brazil is a bright spot for restoration
A scene from an Amsterdam metro subway with a huge TV ad of a white man's face

Amsterdam bans fossil fuel ads from its metro

Advocates hope the ban on ads glorifying cheap flights and gas-guzzling cars will pave the way for larger, more comprehensive ad bans across the Netherlands and beyond.  

Amsterdam bans fossil fuel ads from its metro
Huge green pipes on sandy ground against a dark blue sky

Latin American and Caribbean countries use volcanic landscapes to tap geothermal energy

Global capacity for geothermal energy has nearly doubled over the past two decades.

Latin American and Caribbean countries use volcanic landscapes to tap geothermal energy
Reunion Island artist Dilo surrounded by pink and magenta flowers around her head.

Reunion Island artist Dilo uses the sounds of nature to celebrate it 

“What will our future sound like?” That's the question hundreds of artists like Dilo have answered in a new musical project that celebrates nature.

Reunion Island artist Dilo uses the sounds of nature to celebrate it 
A man stand next to a machine with large slabs of wood.

Building high-rises, hotels and stadiums out of wood — for climate's sake

Wood used to rule much of the building world, and now, it’s poised for a comeback, as engineered wooden buildings start to become an eco-friendly alternative to concrete and steel.

Building high-rises, hotels and stadiums out of wood — for climate's sake
Women perform on stage in a pop band. One throws her hand in the air.

Can K-pop stars wield their celebrity to influence climate action?

K-pop band Blackpink put out a climate change video expressing concern for the environment. Soon after its release, they were named cultural ambassadors to COP26, the upcoming United Nations’ climate talks in Glasgow.

Can K-pop stars wield their celebrity to influence climate action?