When Dirk Gratzel realized his personal carbon emissions were more than twice the national average in Germany, he made dramatic lifestyle changes to curb them. From one-minute showers to cutting out most meat and dairy, he says the changes have made his life better.
Female inmates dressed as guards pose for a photo during Nelson Hungria Prison's annual Christmas event for inmates and jail staff in Rio de Janeiro on Dec. 13. Inmates serving time for offenses from burglary to homicide spent weeks decking out their cell blocks with handmade Christmas decorations and planning Bible-related p...
Though children are too young to vote, they're finding ways to take action in other ways: In Australia, thousands of students skipped class Nov. 30 to protest the government's climate policies, and in the US and Canada, groups of young people are suing their governments.
The Amazon acts as the world's lungs – releasing 20 percent of the world's oxygen and guaranteeing rainwater across the Americas. But Jair Bolsonaro sees the rainforests and the indigenous communities who live in them as a hindrance to economic growth.
In the southwestern region of Silesia, coal mining is at the heart of culture and industry. The younger generation, however, is interested in moving Poland away from its heavy dependence on coal to reduce carbon emissions, a stance that is dividing families.
In 2016, Chesapeake Conservancy took months to complete a digital map of the Chesapeake Bay, allowing conservation groups to more precisely measure change. Now the group is working with Microsoft's deep-learning technology to be faster and more accurate.
The Mexican salamander revered by ancient Aztecs and modern geneticists is in the fight for its life as numbers outside captivity drop. A group of biologists and conservationists are working to preserve its habitat on the outskirts of Mexico City.