Island nations confront climate change

About halfway between Hawaii and Australia is the Pacific Island nation of Kiribati. In tourism photos, the place looks like a tropical paradise. But...

Climate change in South Asia

Climate change is already having big effects on southern Asia. Deadly heat waves like one that killed 3,500 people in India and Pakistan in 2015...

China’s war on pollution

China’s rapid economic growth over the past two decades been nothing short of remarkable. Of course there’s been a dark side to this growth....

Arctic shipping grows as ice melts

For hundreds of years, European explorers sought a direct sea route from Europe to Asia. Now as Arctic ice melts, just such a route is opening across...

Indonesia’s rapid deforestation

Indonesia has one of the world's largest remaining areas of tropical forests. From tigers and orangutans to Sumatran elephants, the forests support a...