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Climate change threatens global food supply
By  • 6 September 2019
The global food supply faces a new threat: climate change. Extreme weather like the massive floods that hit the Midwest during planting season and the severe drought in Somalia this year are becoming more and…
Island nations confront climate change
By  • 1 November 2018
About halfway between Hawaii and Australia is the Pacific Island nation of Kiribati. In tourism photos, the place looks like a tropical paradise. But the country of about 100,000 people is facing a critical threat…
In Solomons, photographer captures disappearing islands
By  • 1 November 2018
"If the community has to leave the island…they are going to lose their culture.” Few places on earth are as vulnerable to climate change as Ontong Java in the Solomon Islands. [caption id="attachment_9715" align="alignright" width="339"]…
Climate change in South Asia
By  • 17 May 2018
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 are becoming more frequent. The summer monsoon rains are changing,…
Climate change, environment highlight photographer's work
By  • 16 May 2018
From the Arctic to the Amazon, Joanna Pinneo has made spotlighting climate change a specialty Twenty years ago this month, National Geographic's cover featured Joanna Pinneo's iconic photograph of a sleeping Tuareg mother and child…
Mask art decries air pollution, climate change
By  • 13 April 2018
In air pollution masks, a canvass for solutions Raising awareness about environmental issues like air pollution and climate change is no [caption id="attachment_9219" align="alignright" width="213"] Maskbook's "Air Mask" by Wen Fang[/caption] easy task. The problems…
China's war on pollution
By  • 12 April 2018
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. As China has built more factories, power plants and cars, it…
In polar photography, a battle with fear and cold
By  • 25 November 2017
"I couldn't think of anything else but to breathe deep and go as deep as I can." [caption id="attachment_8657" align="alignleft" width="200"] (Photo credit: Amos Nachoum)[/caption] Wildlife photographer Amos Nachoum is no stranger to difficult situations.…
Arctic shipping grows as ice melts
By  • 23 November 2017
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 northern Russia.  In August a Russian-owned tanker carrying…
Indonesia's struggle to save tropical forests
By  • 28 April 2017
A new book highlights possible answers to deforestation in the tropics. Preventing climate change is often linked to cutting back on the use of fossil fuels. Yet the clearing of carbon dioxide consuming tropical forests harms…
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