- Nov 28 20163 minutes
Trump’s Presidency Could Mean The End Of A Livable Climate
THE THOUSANDS OF DIPLOMATS AND activists who gathered at the annual U.N. climate summit, held this year in Marrakech, Morocco, on Nov. 7, must have thought the hard work was over. Just days earlier, the Paris Agreement, by far the most ambitious inte
- Sep 19 20161 minute
The Anthropocene Should Bring Awe—and Act as a Warning
JUSTIN WORLAND AS GEOLOGICAL EPOCHS HAVE COME AND gone throughout Earth’s vast history, shifts have often correlated with large-scale global changes like ice ages and mass extinctions. An asteroid hits the planet, wiping out the dinosaurs, and the C
- Sep 18 201623 minutes
This Is New York in the Not-so-Distant Future
Even locals who believe climate change is real have a hard time grasping that their city will almost certainly be flooded beyond recognition.
- Oct 30 20161 minute
2 Sleep With The Fishes
A HOUSEBOAT OFF DUBAI WITH AN UNDERWATER BEDROOM.
- Oct 1 20165 minutes
Above and Below
VISUAL COMMENTARIES ON THE EARTH’S RESOURCES BY THREE ARTISTS.
- Sep 26 20162 minutes
The Benefits of Protecting the Oceans
Even as more marine tracts are preserved, fishing and conservation can co-exist
- Oct 31 20161 minute
New Deal On Pollutants Caps Good Year For Climate Action
JUSTIN WORLAND CLIMATE NEGOTIATORS MEETING IN KIGALI, Rwanda, agreed on Oct. 15 to phase out pollutants known as hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs). The deal represents crucial progress toward meeting the goal of last year’s landmark Paris Agreement, which s
- Aug 29 20161 minute
A ‘Thousand-Year Storm’ Hits Louisiana
JACK DICKEY IN THE MISSISSIPPI RIVER CITY OF Baton Rouge, La., and the surrounding region, it has been an untempered summer, a season heartbreakingly free of half measures. Three police officers were shot dead in July, days after police had killed a
- Jul 25 20161 minute
How To Save The World’s Forests—With Tires
MOST TALK ABOUT CONSERVATION AND travel tends to revolve around reducing emissions: fewer pollutants means fewer harmful climate changes. But protecting the environment isn’t just about tailpipes; it’s about tires and the rubber that’s used to make
- Dec 7 20165 minutes
Tar Balls, The Beach's Fossil-Fuel Flowers
Globs of black goo occur on beaches both naturally from ocean seeps and artificially from oil spills. An Object Lesson.
- Jul 18 20163 minutes
111. Miami Is Beating The Sea
SUN-SOAKED MIAMI BEACH is a good place to be optimistic. And while a tax hike to fund infrastructure upgrades is rarely a winning campaign strategy, Philip Levine had a hunch it could work when he ran for mayor three years ago. Streets in the seaside