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In this Sept. 2, 2021, file photo provided by the US Department of State, US Special Presidential Envoy for Climate John Kerry attends a meeting with Yang Jiechi, director of China's Office of the Central Commission for Foreign Affairs

US Climate Envoy John Kerry heads to China with a ‘clean energy revolution’ message, adviser says

Climate Change

For insight into Kerry’s brand of climate diplomacy and the outcome of the talks, The World’s host Carol Hills spoke with David Wade, who served as Kerry’s chief of staff when the diplomat was secretary of state.

Mossbrae Falls in the Shasta Cascade area in Dunsmuir, California. In many spiritual traditions, like the Lakota in the US, water represents “the living relationship between you and I and all things."

Spiritual leaders seek to spur an ‘ecological conversion’

The Belo Monte hydroelectric dam stands in the Xingu River in Altamira, Para state, Brazil, Friday, Sept. 6, 2019. 

Plan to divert water to Brazil’s Belo Monte dam threatens Indigenous peoples and wildlife

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?

Climate Change
A selection of silver refrigerators on display at an appliance store.

A climate reporter walks into an appliance store…

Student activists carry posters and shout slogans as they participate in a protest march against climate change in Delhi, India, March 19, 2021.

Author Kim Nicholas on the five stages of ‘radical climate acceptance’

The Big Fix

Kim Nicholas, a climate scientist at Lund University in Sweden, has a new book out this week, “Under the Sky We Make: How to be a Human in a Warming World,” to help people understand where they fit into solving the climate crisis. 

Two people gather locusts from trees

This start-up turns locust swarms in Kenya into animal feed


The Bug Picture has worked for the last six weeks in Kenya to pilot a program that pays farmers to collect locusts from their fields in exchange for cash.

A man walks through a plaza during the day

Will car-obsessed Madrid join Europe’s biking and walking trend? 

Lifestyle & Belief

As several cities welcome record numbers of cyclists, Madrid lags far behind the walking and biking trend. Activists are trying to change that with an anti-car movement.

A group of people hold up a large white sign with black letters and a yellow X through it.

Climate divestment activists draw inspiration from South Africa’s anti-apartheid struggle

The Big Fix

The global boycott against South Africa’s apartheid regime is credited, in part, for helping to end it. Now, climate change activists are borrowing from the same playbook — pulling dollars from those who fund the fossil-fuel industry.

Four people wearing blue jackets and green caps ride in a boat on a lake.

Fishermen risk their lives to defend a vital lake in Colombia


Hundreds of fishermen make a living from Saint Silvester Lake and they’re determined to protect it. But defending the environment has become a dangerous job in Colombia.