Air Pollution Linked to Almost a Million Stillbirths a Year

First global analysis follows discovery of toxic pollution particles in lungs and brains of fetuses.

Damian Carrington The Guardian

COP27 Was Billed as the First “Food COP.” Did it Deliver?

Big Ag’s influence was evident in a final text that crowded out small-scale farmers’ demands.

Amrita Gupta

Make Ecocide an International Crime and Other Legal Ideas to Help Save the Planet

A list of the five most promising legal steps we can take to help fight climate change.

Steven Donziger The Guardian

Jamaica’s ‘Cockpit Country’ Faces Growing Threats from Mining Interests

The island nation’s government has begun granting mining leases in its rare limestone karst rainforest.

Gladstone Taylor

On Grief and Celestial Bodies

In Review: An Orchid Astronomy​

ER Zarevich

Africa’s ‘Fossil Fallacy’ Will Devastate Climate, Wreck Communities, Says Report

“The ‘dash for gas’ is nothing more than a short-sighted strategy to profit from the energy crisis.”

Christopher Bonasia

Saving the Dragon’s Blood

Facing a range of threats, from droughts and storms to goats and war, these iconic trees are staging a patient comeback.

Jess Craig

In Illinois, a Model for a Just Transition From Coal to Solar

The passage of a new law has made the state a powerful new player in the renewable energy industry.

Jennifer Clare Ball

Could Barbados Blueprint be a Marshall Plan for the Climate Crisis?

Mia Mottley, the prime minister of Barbados, is devising a debt relief and loan blueprint targeting the International Monetary Fund.

Ashish Ghadiali The Guardian

Where Molecular Biology Meets the ‘Wood Wide Web’

Kabir Peay uses genetic sequencing tools to map the ‘grossly understudied’ world of fungal interactions.

Leah Campbell

US midterms Cast a Long Shadow Over Cop27

Some fear the outcome of the 8 November elections might derail US leadership on the global climate crisis.

Oliver Milman The Guardian

3 Things a Climate Scientist Wants World Leaders to Know Ahead of COP27

The planet cannot afford for this climate summit to fail.

Andrew King

Taking Flight

A prized symbol of Mid-Atlantic summers, dragonflies are being newly appreciated for their beauty, diversity, and ecosystem benefits — just as their populations are declining.

Rachel Kester

Playing Both Sides Now at Upcoming Global Climate Talks

The UN Climate Change Conference uses the same PR firm as oil companies under pressure to pay for global warming costs.

Mark Schapiro

Enormous Emissions Gap Between Top 1 Percent and Poorest: Study

‘Polluting elite’ responsible for same amount of carbon dioxide in a year as poorest 10 percent are in more than two decades, data shows.

Fiona Harvey The Guardian

Increasing Aridification is Adding to Palestine’s Woes

Occupation has impacted Palestine’s ability to adapt to a rapidly drying region, say activists and policy analysts.

Rebecca Batley