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...

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...