Global warming

Syed Sajjad Ali inspects tomatoes planted inside a Kheyti greenhouse.

This greenhouse innovation helps farmers in India cope with climate change

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The “greenhouse-in-a-box” is part of a solution designed to help smallholder farmers cope with the vagaries of a changing climate. The design, essentially a low-cost, scaled-down version of a standard greenhouse, is the brainchild of an Indian startup called Kheyti.

firefighters in a line

The world kept warming in 2022. Is the 1.5-degree Celsius target within reach?

Climate Change
Khadija Mohamed al-Makhzoumi is Somalia's first environment and climate change minister.

Somalia’s first environment minister aims to alleviate suffering from climate disasters

Climate Change
Women carry belongings salvaged from their flooded home after monsoon rains, in the Qambar Shahdadkot district of Sindh Province, of Pakistan, Tuesday, Sept. 6, 2022. 

‘Doomsday’ flooding in Pakistan linked to glacial melt, expert says

Natural disasters
Buildings burn as the Dixie Fire tears through the Greenville community of Plumas County, Calif., on Wednesday, Aug. 4, 2021.

Climate change is driving extreme weather events around the world in 2021

Climate Change
Extinction Rebellion protestors march on the Dail (parliament) on Budget day in Dublin, Oct. 8, 2019.

Activists took the Irish govt to court over its national climate plan — and won

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The court battle, known as Climate Case Ireland, is one of many cases around the world of climate activists bringing their own country’s governments to court for insufficient action on climate change. 

Building reads "climate emergency" with flares of red and orange hues on the front of the building

UN climate chief on coronavirus and climate change: We must ‘address these two fundamental, existential crises together’

Climate Change

Patricia Espinosa, executive secretary of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, continues to wrangle world leaders to make and meet ambitious targets to reduce carbon emissions — even amid the pandemic.

A person holds a replica of a burning globe in the air with fake flames coming out of it.

‘The mother of all injustices is climate change,’ says former diplomat and climate change leader

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Christiana Figueres, the founder of Global Optimism, believes that a determined, optimistic mindset is crucial in the struggle for climate justice.

A facility for capturing carbon dioxide from the air of Swiss Climeworks is placed on the roof of a waste incinerating plant in Hinwil, Switzerland, July 18, 2017. 

Can direct air capture make a real impact on climate change?

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Swiss direct air capture company Climeworks is counting on it.

Hurricane Katrina aerial view

Quest for racial justice in US must include environmental and climate issues, activists say


Environmental pollution and exposure to risks from climate change are closely linked with a history of institutional racism in the United States. Heather McTeer Toney, field director for Moms Clean Air Force, says demonstrations for racial justice and police reform must also pay attention to environmental justice for communities of color.