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What drives deforestation — and how can we stop it?
As dangerous heatwaves shatter records around the world, a new study provides the most comprehensive review yet of how to stop deforestation — a major cause of climate-warming greenhouse gases, second only to fossil fuel emissions.
August 16, 2023
On U.S. East Coast, smoky skies latest sign of a changing climate
This week, the East Coast of the United States is grappling with something that other places around the world are all too familiar with: wildfire smoke. But it may not stay a novelty for long, Americans should start expecting more of these episodes thanks to climate change.
June 8, 2023
News spotlight: A climate hero emerges — beavers
Increasing drought and urban expansion have contributed to the destruction and degradation of 35 percent of the world’s wetlands. How might we stymie this decline? Introducing beavers back into their natural habitats is a good start.
February 13, 2023
News spotlight: In the Philippines, a sea turtle sanctuary is threatened by climate change
On a tiny island in the Philippines, fishermen and green sea turtles live side by side in hard-earned harmony. That wasn’t always the case. Slowly and steadily, they have returned, a story of against-the-odds compromise.
November 15, 2022
News spotlight: Flooding in Yellowstone could foreshadow future climate disasters
In case you missed it: The unprecedented floods that ripped through Yellowstone National Park in the United States could be a warning of climate impacts to come.
June 22, 2022
Nature meets culture: Athletes with a climate cause, postcards for the planet and more
It can be hard to connect with nature in our daily lives. But with a little help, you can find nature everywhere. With that in mind, here’s some recent arts and culture news to help bring nature to life for you, wherever you are.
May 19, 2022
In cyclone-plagued country, forests help farmers recover
A new study explores the impacts of cyclones on Madagascar’s vulnerable smallholder farmers, who are often forced to turn to nature for survival.
May 24, 2016
On a typhoon-swept island, one town rebuilds its coast guard: nature
In this series of photos, Human Nature looks at one community’s efforts to rebuild what has been lost.
September 1, 2017
Extreme weather, climate change top threats facing world economy: report
The top five risks to the global economy are environmental, according to the World Economic Forum's Global Risks Report.
January 15, 2020
How an accidental forest saved a village from a storm for the ages
In coastal Philippines, local people are discovering that by protecting nature, they can protect themselves.
November 24, 2015
How Incan ruins and Brazil nuts are fighting deforestation in Bolivia
Through conservation agreements, indigenous Bolivian communities are expanding their incomes while leaving forests standing.
March 3, 2017
In recovery from massive typhoon, Philippine town struggles to balance complex motives
Concepcion is adapting to the “new normal” — despite some contradictions.
April 7, 2016
For Caribbean island nations, nature is first line of climate defense
In the Caribbean Islands, nations are turning to nature to mount an effective defense against extreme weather impacts.
October 13, 2017
A world away from Paris, erratic climate pushes a country to the edge
As a record drought decimates crop yields in Papua New Guinea, many families are relying on the ocean as a safety net.
December 7, 2015
New partnership combines best of nature and technology to fight climate change
In a new collaboration, CI and MIT will explore climate change solutions that blend hard engineering with the protection of crucial ecosystems.
January 27, 2017
In parched South Africa, herders find ally in nature
Higher prices for cattle plus healthier rangelands means small-scale ranchers are better prepared for the next drought.
May 2, 2017
A shortage of beer and fries? Climate change hits Europe where it hurts
Europe may have a shortage of beer and fries due to climate change.
October 10, 2018
Armed with nature, Philippines to boost defenses against stronger storms
An agreement signed at the climate talks in Paris will help restore vital coastal ecosystems — and stave off stronger storms.
December 14, 2015