No quick return home for 200,000 fleeing California dam

Families camp out in cars and tents as engineers rush to fix the tallest dam in the US before more rain arrives.


How to tackle repetitive droughts in the Horn of Africa

Investing in localised initiatives to mitigate drought can help the continent to break the cyclic nature of disasters.

by Esther Ngumbi


Oroville dam spillway on verge of collapse

The Oroville dam spillway in California is on the verge of collapse. Thousands of people have been evacuated.

United States

Damaged California dam prompts urgent evacuations

Government issues emergency after spillway at the tallest dam in the US is weakened by weeks of heavy rain.


Hundreds of whales refloat after New Zealand strandings

More than 200 beached pilot whales free themselves at high tide and swim away amid mass strandings on South Island.

Inside Story

How to help those displaced by climate change?

Climate change and extreme weather events are displacing people in record numbers.

Asia Pacific

More whales stranded in New Zealand as hundreds die

New group of 240 whales become beached in biggest stranding on record as volunteers struggle to return animals to sea.

US & Canada

US army to allow completion of Dakota Access pipeline

Decision follows President Trump's executive order permitting the project, but Sioux tribe say they will fight on.


Morocco harnesses the power of the sun

New $9bn solar plant has been praised for its great potential, but some locals say they are being left in the dark.


Falling green energy costs 'to stop' fossil fuel growth

Cheaper electric vehicles and solar technology could halt growth of global demand for oil and coal by 2020, study says.


Science doesn't care if you believe in it or not

Whether you believe in climate change or not, the laws of physics will continue to work and ice will continue to melt.

by Mark McCaughrean


Canada was first to try to muzzle scientists and fail

Facts and science might be in danger but judging by the Canadian experience, there will be many who will resist.

by Andrew Mitrovica


Honduras 'most dangerous country' for environmentalists

Global Witness says more than 120 activists killed since 2010 while trying to protect their rivers, forests or land.

Science & Technology

Into the wild of Antarctica: Scientists, robots and 'pancake ice'

Al Jazeera follows 55 scientists conducting 22 science research projects in Antarctica.


UK court blocks Nigeria communities' case against Shell

High Court says communities devastated by spills from Anglo-Dutch company should file their case in Nigeria.