Malaysia’s Zero Deforestation Pledge: More Greenwashing or a Signal of Real Change?

New Greenpeace report on clearcutting by palm oil groups underscores how practice persists in tropical forests.

Fiona McAlpine

For The Virgin Islands’ Young Climate Change Officer, Irma Made the Global Crisis Personal

September 2017’s Category 5 hurricane proved that we can’t simply adapt our way into safety.

Angela Burnett

Fracking Chemicals Dumped in Allegheny River a Decade Ago Still Showing Up in Mussels

New study shows that strontium is making its way into the food chain

Kristina Marusic

Tens of Thousands March Across US Calling for Swift Action on Climate Change

Protests were planned ahead of San Francisco climate summit this week

Oliver Milman The Guardian

Brown’s Last Chance to Address Climate Change and Avert the Carbon Bubble

Not only is there an ecological need to act on climate change there is a financial one too

Andy Rowell

Growing Climate Migration Threatens Livestock Farmers in Zimbabwe’s Highlands

Refugees from the lowlands are settling on areas reserved for livestock pastures, wetlands, and even river banks

Andrew Mambondiyani

A Deadly Pig Disease is Spreading Around the World

Swine fever has made its way into China, home to half the world’s pigs. Farmers in Estonia are already counting the cost

Hannah Devlin Christian Davies The Guardian

A Tale of Two Whales

A trip to Baja California drives home the perils of irresponsible whale watching

Helen Raine

How an Ohio Family Surrounded by Shale Gas Plants Forced Companies to Curb Pollution

The Youngs are among 3.25 million Ohioans living within half a mile of oil and gas plants

Leann Leiter

Bug Off!

As climate change creates new habitat for mosquitoes, it’s time to protect yourself and your furry friends

Jessica Myscofski

How Many Dam Bursts Are Too Many?

Many nations are counting on hydropower to meet growing energy needs even as climate change is likely to increase risks

Fiona McAlpine

California Lawmakers Move State Towards 100 Percent Carbon-Free Electricity

Bill passed by Assembly would require complete shift to clean energy by 2045

Oliver Milman The Guardian

Brazil’s Voracious Pesticide Use, Lax Regulation, Pose Significant Health Risk, Say Critics

Threat extends beyond Brazilian farmworkers to consumers around the world

Anna Sophie Gross

Aboriginal Elders Face Off with Uranium Mining Co. in the Australian Outback

With four new mines approved in the Western Desert, the Tjiwarl turn to courts for help

Elizabeth Murray

Nearly 40,000 Giraffe Parts Have Been Imported to the US in Last 10 Years

Researchers from the Humane Society found 52 US locations in which giraffe products continue to be sold

Sam Wolfson The Guardian

Meet the 19th Annual Brower Youth Award Winners

From speaking up against oil pipelines to supporting key pollinators, this year's recipients are galvanizing the environmental movement

Journal Staff