​Marine Protected Areas will be a topic for discussion at the IUCN World Parks Congress, which is opening today in Sydney.  And it should be: MPAs—which are marine spaces that restrict human…

Amanda Feuerstein |

By Valerie Hickey and Habiba Gitay At the 12th Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity happening right now in Korea, there has been a lot of talk about adaptation. Most…

Valerie Hickey, Habiba Gitay |

International trade has a critical role to play in environmental protection and the effort to mitigate climate change. While it certainly isn’t always framed this way, it is important to realize…

Miles McKenna, Jaime de Melo, Mariana Vijil |

Stunning photos we usually associate with the Pacific Islands often overlook the reality for many who live there. Faced with natural hazards and remoteness, they are some of the most vulnerable…

Denis Jordy |

Also available in: العربية | Español | 中文 Packing an extraordinary amount of energy in little space, fossil fuels helped propel human development to levels undreamed of before the Industrial…

Vladimir Stenek |

For the last six years, a power plant in San Luis Potosi, Mexico has bought water from a nearby wastewater treatment plant to use in its cooling towers (instead of using freshwater). This…

William Rex, Vivien Foster |