United States

US takes Yellowstone grizzly bears off endangered list

The US government has announced that grizzly bears living in and around the famous Yellowstone National Park will no longer be protected as an endangered species. This means people in states surrounding the park may be able to hunt the bears.

Earthrise

China's Transport Revolution

earthrise investigates how the world's biggest CO2 emitter is taking the lead in the fight to stop climate change.

Earthrise

Driving Change

earthrise travels to China and the US to see how the world's environmental leadership is changing hands.

US & Canada

Record US heatwave forces airlines to cancel flights

A heatwave across the western United States is breaking records and that is causing concern about the supply of electricity with air conditioners being used heavily.

Europe

Portugal forest fire burns 26,000 hectares of land

Portugal’s battle against forest fire continues on many fronts. At least 26,000 hectares of land have already been burned and 64 people have been killed.

Europe

Portugal areas scorched by forest fires 'look like warzone'

At least 63 people have died - many of them in their cars while trying to flee – in a raging forest fire that has destroyed large swaths of land and many buildings in central Portugal.

Europe

Portugal mourns after country's worst forest fires in decades

At least 62 people have died in Portugal's worst forest fires in decades.

Latin America

Colombia shipping channel endangers unique reef

An old and unique reef off the coast of Colombia could be wiped out by government plans to build a deep-water shipping channel in the area.

Opinion

The climate movement charges on, even without the US

Developing nations lay claim to the mantle of leadership for a fairer, safer world.

Winnie Byanyima

by Winnie Byanyima

Winnie Byanyima

Africa

East African farmers face new pest threat

Farmers in countries across eastern Africa, who have already been struggling with devastating drought, are facing a new threat.

South Korea

South Korea focuses on clean energy

South Korea is refocusing its energy sector and moving away from nuclear power towards natural gas and renewable energy. But the transition to a low-carbon economy will need a significant investment.

South Korea

Jeju Island aims to become carbon-free by 2030

Jeju Island off the coast of South Korea is aiming to become carbon-free by 2030.

Opinion

It's high time for a new, multipolar world order

Pax Americana is over, but empowered cities and a reformed EU can take the lead for a better global governance model.

Lorenzo Marsili

by Lorenzo Marsili

Lorenzo Marsili

Earthrise

Burning to save Australia's Western Desert

earthrise travels into ancestral Martu territory to learn about the wildfire prevention practice of land burning.

Opinion

In defence of science: Making facts great again

We must not let rhetoric or vested interests divert us from what we know is the right course of action.

Jonathan Bamber

by Jonathan Bamber

Jonathan Bamber

Earthrise

Saving Ecuador's Cerro Blanco

A look at how recycled technology is helping to protect one of Ecuador's last surviving dry forests.