Gina McCarthy: No 'political will' for action on climate change

Former EPA head Gina McCarthy discusses the recent IPCC report warning of catastrophic climate change in just 12 years.

Gina McCarthy: No 'political will' for action on climate change


Mexico is on the verge of a major human disaster

Mexico City's controversial new airport promises growth at the expense of human progress and the environment.

Paloma Martinez

by Paloma Martinez
- Jason Hickel

Paloma Martinez

Climate SOS

Landmark UN climate report warns time running out

Next few years 'probably the most important in our history', scientists warn in hard-hitting new climate study.

Climate alarm: UN report warns time quickly running out

United States

NASA's new satellite measures ice levels on Earth

The ICESAT-2 satellite measuring ice levels - the first such mission by NASA in nearly a decade - will repeat tests four times a year, providing scientists with a continuous record.


Global climate protests call for united action as talks stall

Demonstrators across the planet say that too little is being done to combat climate change to ensure a stable future.


Trump seeks to scale back Obama's coal emissions rules

EPA proposes new rules that would relax coal pollution standards, a move critics say would worsen global warming.

Trump seeks to roll back Obama-era coal emissions standards


The climate-change widows of Indian villages

When natural disasters claim the lives of men, it is women in Indian villages who suffer the most.

Uttarakhand: The climate change widows of Indian villages

Counting the Cost

Big oil and climate change

Facing an eventual drop in demand, energy companies delay caps on the production of carbon-emitting products.


Local fishers in France struggle along with Mediterranean ecology

Climate change and pollution have taken their toll on the fish population in the Mediterranean and the effect of tourist fishing is not even being calculated.


Air-quality alerts issued in US as wildfires continue to burn

Several US states are enduring dangerous levels of air pollution, all because of wildfires raging out of control.

Air-quality alerts issued in US as wildfires continue to burn


Australia's most populous state '100 percent' in drought

New South Wales is suffering the worst drought in more than 50 years, with farmers among the hardest hit.

Australia's most populous state '100 percent' in drought

Natural disasters

Raging California fires now worst in state history

Blazes have burned 114,800 hectares of land so far with weeks to go in the hot-and-dry summer season.

Counting the Cost

Extreme heat, wildfires and the cost of climate change

Environmental economics expert Sam Fankhauser discusses extreme weather events and says it will become 'the new normal'.

United States

Trump administration proposes freezing fuel efficiency standards

Trump's proposed standards for fuel efficiency would discard rules set to go into effect in 2025 and strip California of its rights to set its own efficiency standards.

Al Jazeera World

Senegal's Sinking Villages

Global climate change and an engineering 'quick fix' have created an ecological disaster on Senegal's Atlantic coast.