A diver examines bleached coral in French Polynesia in 2019.

The first-ever report on the world’s coral reefs presents a grim picture, as losses mount due to global warming. But there are signs of hope — some regions are having coral growth, and researchers found that corals can recover if given a decade of reprieve from hot water.

By Nicola Jones

  • Opinion

    From Homes to Cars, It’s Now Time to Electrify Everything

    The key to shifting away from fossil fuels is for consumers to begin replacing their home appliances, heating systems, and cars with electric versions powered by clean electricity. The challenges are daunting, but the politics will change when the economic benefits are widely felt.

    By Saul Griffith

  • Opinion

    Why the World’s Rich Nations Must Pay for Climate Damage

    Damage from increasingly extreme weather events is falling especially hard on developing countries, even though they have done the least to contribute to climate change. At the upcoming UN climate talks, rich nations must begin to compensate them for their mounting losses.

    By Bill McKibben

  • Glasgow Conference

    At Climate Summit, Can the World Move from Talk to Action?

    Negotiators at the Glasgow climate conference will face a critical choice: Set firm emissions targets for 2030, or settle for goals of achieving “net zero” by 2050? The course they set could determine if we have a shot at avoiding the worst impacts of climate change.

    By Fred Pearce


As the Climate Bakes, Turkey Faces a Future Without Water

No nation in the Mediterranean region has been hit harder by climate change than Turkey. But as heat and drought increase, Turkey is doubling down on water-intensive agriculture and development and spurring a water-supply crisis that is expected to get much worse.

By Paul Hockenos

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Young hogs at Everette Murphrey Farm in Farmville, North Carolina. The state's 9 million hogs produce 10 billion gallons of waste a year.

Food & Agriculture

Turning Hog Waste into Biogas: Green Solution or Greenwashing?

North Carolina’s industrial-scale hog farms have long been a major source of pollution. Smithfield Foods now plans to turn some hog waste into biogas, but critics say the project does nothing about the larger problem of waste being stored in lagoons and sprayed on fields.

By Melba Newsome

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