Yak and reindeer herders meet on top of the world
Yak herders from Bhutan, Nepal, and China met with reindeer herders from Norway, Russia and found surprising commonalities in the challenges they …
Climate of Hope: How Cities, Businesses, and Citizens Can Save the Planet
From Mayor Michael Bloomberg and former head of the Sierra Club Carl Pope comes a manifesto on how the benefits of taking action on climate …
A giant of the scientific community who showed how to make sense of the universe
Extreme Cities: The Peril and Promise of Urban Life in the Age of Climate Change
How will climate change affect our lives? Where will its impacts be most deeply felt? Are we doing enough to protect ourselves from the coming chaos?
Africa's Ecology: Sustaining the Biological and Environment Diversity of a Continent
Driven by exponential population growth and the effects of globalization, haphazard development across Africa threatens the continent's natural …
Reason in a Dark Time: Why the Struggle Against Climate Change Failed ― and What It Means for Our Future
From the 1992 Rio Earth Summit to the 2009 Copenhagen Climate Conference there was a concerted international effort to stop climate change.
Against the Grain: A Deep History of the Earliest States
An account of all the new and surprising evidence now available for the beginnings of the earliest civilizations that contradict the standard …
Are We Screwed?: How a New Generation is Fighting to Survive Climate Change
A declaration of resistance, and a roadmap for radical change, from the generation that will be most screwed by climate change.
Climate change, the hidden hand
Anthony McMichael takes us on a tour across epochs, showing how collapse of civilisations has roots in climate change
Half of India's children are poor
It raises a question: will they ever be out of poverty?
Fighting over Anne Frank's legacy
The Diary of a Young Girl chronicling her life and times under Nazi fascism is still shackled by copyright laws
Trump dumps the Paris climate deal
Seeking a fair price for drugs
The WHO is working on finding a fair pricing model for medicines but will Big Pharma accept it?
Illegal and ignominious world of wildlife trafficking
Analysing the magnitude and international nature of illegal trade of Indian wildlife species
Sister Solar System and Earth's cousins
After discovering Earth-like planets in 2014 and 2015, the NASA took a step towards finding life outside our own solar system by discovering a …
Scientists are trying to bring back extinct animals from the dead, throwing open the Pandora's box
Do animals have a language, and hence a mind, of their own?
TPP has been trumped
Donald Trump's first priority is to withdraw the US from the Pacific Rim mega trade pact—and that's good news
In a Trump world, can Africa be great again?
Africa was a policy priority for previous three administrations—Clinton, Bush and Obama. But can US contribute to Africa’s growth …
Bet your brain
The market is flooded with brain boosters, even though there is little evidence to show for it
Dams proposed on five Chilean rivers scrapped
Chilean firm Endesa, which was to construct the dams, said it will work only on projects 'embraced by local communities'
266 years of changing climate
June 2016 was the second warmest June in satellite temperature records, according to a press release by the University of Alabama Huntsville (UAH).…
Octopuses are super-smart ... but are they conscious?
The idea of non-human consciousness raises a host of philosophical questions
This week in environment and science
Environment and science related updates from across the world
'Indigenous communities are key stakeholders in the climate change talks'
Ekai Nabenyo, 24, is the founder and chair of the Lorengelup Community Development Initiative, Kenya. An ethnic Turkana tribesman, he talks to …