Is plastic waste the building material of the future?
January 16, 2023

“We’re not just about building houses and reducing plastic pollution. We want to change people’s awareness of plastic.”

Dispatch from the womb of storms: Cop27 and the reality of loss and damage in the Caribbean
December 14, 2022

“Well the truth is, everything in Caribbean life almost has an outdoor existence. So climate becomes so much a part of our life but it also drives a big part of our economy; agriculture, tourism. When you have any kind of storm event it disrupts life totally.”

This man wants to revolutionize what’s on the menu for school children
November 28, 2022

According to a study in the journal Nature Food, our food system is responsible for 1/3 of global greenhouse gases, especially our agriculture and land use. The latest report of the environmental organization WWF, “Europe eats the world” shows: The EU is the world’s second-largest importer of products related to rainforest deforestation. What we eat not only heats up the planet but also destroys habitats and reduces the diversity of animal and plant species.

Can COP27 contribute to disability-inclusive climate justice?
November 17, 2022

The challenges that disabled people face to participate in COP27 are in the context of existential challenges for civil society as a whole.

A new culture: How technology is freeing meat from a guilty conscience
November 2, 2022

In Singapore, you can already order chicken from a bioreactor in the restaurant. The rest of the world could soon follow. That could save billions of animals from suffering, protect the climate – and change our diet forever.

Karachi: Fighting an unfolding climate apocalypse
October 25, 2022

In 2021, residents along the Gujjar nullah in Karachi saw their houses unceremoniously destroyed as “encroachments” to the city’s drainage. Now, a grassroots movement is fighting for climate solutions that will help everyone in the city by the sea – not just the wealthy.

“All Die Na Die”: At the Heart Of Nigeria’s Soot Problem
June 1, 2022

Over two days of travelling across Rivers State with Junior, he will tell us in bits that revealing anything that can lead back to him will put him at risk of arrest, harassment, or even death from either state or non-state actors.

History at risk: Port Maria, birthplace of Jamaica’s first slave revolt, braces for climate change impact
May 20, 2022

Port Maria, a town with a rich and sprawling history, is a case study of how devastating even a small rise in sea level can be for small islands in the tropical regions of the world.

How Russia’s invasion of Ukraine is echoing in the Amazon
April 26, 2022

Anthropologist Eduardo Viveiros has asserted a very striking phrase: “The indigenous people are specialists in the end of the world, since theirs ended in 1500,” referring to the year the Portuguese landed in Brazil.

Syria’s Poisoned Earth
March 23, 2022

“I heard the noise of a scouting plane… It was so close. I knew it was going to fall down, but I did not imagine it would crash into my farmland,” says Amin*, who rushed at the time to see the flames devouring his land.

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This man wants to revolutionize what’s on the menu for school children

According to a study in the journal Nature Food, our food system is responsible for 1/3 of global greenhouse gases, especially our agriculture and land use. The latest report of the environmental organization WWF, “Europe eats the world” shows: The EU is the world’s second-largest importer of products related to rainforest deforestation. What we eat not only heats up the planet but also destroys habitats and reduces the diversity of animal and plant species.

Waves loom over the city of Karachi, illustration by Walker Gawande
Sinking Cities

Karachi: Fighting an unfolding climate apocalypse

In 2021, residents along the Gujjar nullah in Karachi saw their houses unceremoniously destroyed as “encroachments” to the city’s drainage. Now, a grassroots movement is fighting for climate solutions that will help everyone in the city by the sea – not just the wealthy.

A man sits at the edge of a boat, catching oil leaking out of a pipe that pollutes that water
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“All Die Na Die”: At the Heart Of Nigeria’s Soot Problem

Over two days of travelling across Rivers State with Junior, he will tell us in bits that revealing anything that can lead back to him will put him at risk of arrest, harassment, or even death from either state or non-state actors.

Inside a lush rainforest, a sinking construction crane makes its way through
Viewpoint

How Russia’s invasion of Ukraine is echoing in the Amazon

Anthropologist Eduardo Viveiros has asserted a very striking phrase: “The indigenous people are specialists in the end of the world, since theirs ended in 1500,” referring to the year the Portuguese landed in Brazil.

A tree is wracked with missiles and weapons in this illustration by Antoine Bouraly
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Syria’s Poisoned Earth

“I heard the noise of a scouting plane… It was so close. I knew it was going to fall down, but I did not imagine it would crash into my farmland,” says Amin*, who rushed at the time to see the flames devouring his land.

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