Green Or Gone


Choking In Pollution, Poland Says Coal Is Not A Problem

-Analysis- WARSAW — For the Polish government, coal is nothing to worry about. Sixteen Polish cities exceeded the annual limit of days with smog in the first two months of this year ...


India's Venerated Tea Is Latest Victim Of Climate Change

DIBRUGARH — A blazing sun is shining on Jyoti Khaund's plantation, where rows of green foliage stretch as far as the eye can see. This hot and damp district in the Brahmaputra Valley, in the ...


Year Of Mud, The Heavy Toll Of Brazil's Worst Ever Ecological Disaster

Lives destroyed, entire towns damaged, widespread health problems. There is no end in sight to th...


Earth's Expanding Greenery Has An Unlikely Hero

Our planet has actually grown greener. Really. You can thank yourself.


Greenwashing Architecture? The Myths Of Sustainable Buildings

For anyone truly concerned with climate change, trends like rooftop gardens and sustainable badge...


In Bolivia, "Climate Refugees" Forced Into Urban Shantytowns

Climate change is drying up the Earth and making Bolivians search for new livelihoods in Latin Am...


GPS And GoPro Cameras Strapped To Vultures Help Clear Trash In Lima

LIMA — The Peruvian capital has no shortage of vultures flying ...


This Switch Could Finally Change The Conversation On Climate Change

The psychology of global warming helps explain why we can't solve it. "It triggers n...


How Green Urban Design Lowers Risk Of Climate Change Disaster

Saving rainwater and increasing green spaces are two small steps shown to help fight the ravages ...


In Argentina, Recycling Household Trash Into Design Treasures

A cooperative that's giving formerly jobless Argentines a second chance has evolved from ...


Off Of Tiny Island, Hydraulics Harness Ocean Energy

Using hydraulics to churn energy from its most obvious natural resource, Ushant is on its way tow...


Can Sustainable Farming Revive Colombia's Former Killing Fields?

With help from agencies and the government, locals from Monte de María in northern Col...


Mexico City's Tsunami Of Plastic, A Metaphor For Climate Complacency

The streets of Mexico's capital are littered with plastic and styrofoam, the constant rem...


Colombia's Illegal Mystery Road Destroying The Amazon

A new surge in deforestation can be traced to an unauthorized road connecting La Macarena to San ...


Is Air Pollution Driving Rich Chinese To Emigrate?

China risks losing a growing number of so-called "environmental migrants."


In Madagascar, Where Climate Change Comes In Cyclones

TOLIARA — The heat and the years have taken a heavy toll on Rebokane Mahatsanga's frail, scaly-skinned body. Squatting, almost prone, among a few bad-looking ears of ...


The Illusions That Are China's Eco-Cities

TIANJIN — A stone's throw from the highly polluted Bohai Gulf, the Tianjin eco-city is like a mirage. Its buildings, surrounded by trees, offer a rare green and airy ...


Behind The Musk: A Foreign Eye On The Tesla Car Revolution

Perhaps just as fascinating as the electric cars is the company's founder and the genuine...


10 Most Popular Worldcrunch Articles Of 2015

Hey Donald Trump, Hugo Chavez Would Be So ...


Egypt's Fledgling Urban Gardeners Hope State Stays Hands Off

From Alexandria to Aswan, urban gardening in Egypt is growing, especially on rooftops. The moveme...


After Brazil Dam Burst, Mining Company's Feeble Response

SÃO PAULO — When the dam at the iron ore mine in Mariana burst more than a month ago, killing at least 15 people, it was quickly described as ...


Why Even Dire Environmental Warnings Don't Move People To Act

"Saving the Planet" isn't enough. Activists must begin to think about other way...