The Fight to Control the Narrative Over Climate and Energy Security
A version of this story first appeared in the Climate is Everything newsletter. If you’d like sign up to receive this free once-a-week email, click here. Russian president Vladimir Putin had some unsolicited advice for...By Ciara Nugent October 13, 2021
El Salvador's President Bukele Uses Bitcoin for a Rebrand
Will the country's adoption of the digital currency help its people, or just its president?By Ciara Nugent October 1, 2021
The Enduring Hope of Jane Goodall
In the early years of World War II, when Jane Goodall was around 6 years old, she was often woken from her sleep by the blare of air-raid sirens. The sound warned that Nazi planes...By Ciara Nugent September 30, 2021
75% of the Young People Around the World are Frightened of the Future Because of Climate Change
Growing up in the emerging reality of the climate crisis is taking its toll on young people’s mental health. According to a global survey and peer-reviewed study soon to be published in Lancet Planetary Health,...By Ciara Nugent September 14, 2021
Can Annalena Baerbock Change Germany?
Green chancellor candidate Annalena Baerbock is trying to bring voters around to her sweeping change platform ahead of Sept. 26 elections.By Ciara Nugent / Dachau, Germany September 14, 2021
Cities Have Firefighters and Trash Collectors. As the Climate Breaks Down, Do They Also Need Resilience Corps?
When Hurricane Ida hit New Orleans in early September, Tonya Freeman-Brown made the difficult decision to stay in the city. The 53 year-old and her family sheltered in an old brick hotel in the downtown...By Ciara Nugent September 10, 2021
How Can Cities Stop Subways Flooding in the Climate Crisis?
As the remnants of Hurricane Ida passed over the northeast Wednesday night, dumping a record-shattering 3.15 inches of rain on New York City in a single hour, water began to pour into the city’s subways....By Ciara Nugent September 3, 2021
How Extreme Heat Hurts Jobs and the Economy
By driving down productivity, extreme heat could cost the U.S. economy $500 billion by 2050, per an Aug. 31 report by the Atlantic CouncilBy Ciara Nugent August 31, 2021
Climate Change Won't Kill Tourism, But Tourism Must Change
"One day you're in heaven, and the next day everything is gone"By Ciara Nugent August 18, 2021
Sadiq Khan Has A Plan to Build a Greener, Fairer London
"For anybody who thinks they’ve got us on the ropes, the history of London is Muhammad Ali, knocking people out"By Ciara Nugent August 11, 2021
The World Has Been On Fire. Here’s What It Looks Like
Photos of the many countries across the northern hemisphere this summer experiencing the worst wildfires in years of recorded historyBy Ciara Nugent August 5, 2021
Populations are Growing in Flood-Prone Areas
The number of people living in flood-prone areas is growing faster than in other places, and at a much faster rate than scientists had previously expected, a study published Aug. 4 in the journal Nature...By Ciara Nugent August 4, 2021
British Diver Tom Daley Sends Heartfelt Message to LGBTQ Youth After Winning His First Olympic Gold
"You can achieve anything and there is a whole lot of your chosen family out here, ready to support you"By Ciara Nugent July 26, 2021
The Amazon Now Emits More Carbon Than it Absorbs. Can We Ever Reverse That Tipping Point?
A version of this story first appeared in the Climate is Everything newsletter. If you’d like sign up to receive this free once-a-week email, click here. It’s a high bar to clear, but this is...By Ciara Nugent July 21, 2021
German Floods Expose Europe's Climate Hubris
"We have to get rid of this thought that somehow extreme and severe weather cannot impact us"By Ciara Nugent July 19, 2021
Haitian President Assassinated: Who Is Christian Sanon?
The mystery surrounding the murder of Haiti’s President Jovenel Moïse deepened Monday as Haitian police arrested a U.S.-based evangelical pastor, placing him at the center of a murky plot surrounding an assassination that has stunned...By Ciara Nugent July 13, 2021
Meet the Olympic and Paralympic Athletes Who Battled COVID-19
'What we’ve been through has made me realize even more: health is the most important thing, both for the individual and the collective'By Ciara Nugent July 8, 2021
City Heat is Worse if You’re Not Rich or White. The World’s First Heat Officer Wants to Change That
Black and Hispanic residents of U.S. cities are around twice as exposed as white people to the “urban heat island effect”By Ciara Nugent July 7, 2021
Brazil's Environmental 'Terminator' Resigns
Ricardo Salles was nicknamed "the terminator" for his destructive policiesBy Ciara Nugent June 24, 2021
The Best International Movies on Netflix
From 'Pan's Labyrinth' to 'Atlantics,' 'The Handmaiden' to 'Wadjda'By Abhishyant Kidangoor June 11, 2021
Will G7 Leaders Step Up to Finance Fighting Climate Change?
The weather forecast is sunny this weekend in Cornwall, the picturesque corner of southwest England that will host the G7 summit from Friday to Sunday. At first glance, the outlook for the climate at the...By Ciara Nugent June 10, 2021
Can Barcelona Fix Its Love-Hate Relationship With Tourists After the Pandemic?
Before last year, Martí Cusó didn’t like to linger in the streets of Barcelona’s Gothic Quarter, the neighborhood where he has lived all his life. It was impossible to sit on a bench or play...By Ciara Nugent June 9, 2021
Why Climate Action for Palestinians is in Israel's Interests
The May 21 ceasefire between Israel and Hamas won't allow Palestinians to prepare for the looming threats of climate changeBy Ciara Nugent May 26, 2021
Can Airlines Preserve Emission Reductions as Travel Rebounds?
Travel restrictions imposed across the world during the COVID-19 pandemic forced airlines to plead for government bailouts and lay off staff, while some folded entirely. There was one silver lining, though: a huge temporary drop...By Ciara Nugent May 17, 2021
Asia Has 99 of the 100 Cities Facing Most Environmental Risk
The many environmental challenges facing the world are far from evenly shared across regions. Of the 100 cities facing the greatest environmental risks, 99 are in Asia, according to a report published today by risk...By Ciara Nugent May 13, 2021
How Activists Around the World Are Fighting for Justice
The video of Derek Chauvin’s kneeling on George Floyd’s neck traveled from a Minneapolis street to every corner of the world. Black activists in the U.K. spoke of their visceral reactions to the footage, while...By Amy Gunia May 11, 2021
'There's No Easy Way Out of This.' How Anti-Government Protests in Colombia Escalated into Deadly Clashes with Police
Scenes from the protests over inequality that have been raging in cities across the country since April 28By Ciara Nugent May 7, 2021
The Link Between Climate Change and Disordered Migration
Mexican president Andrés Manuel López Obrador made a tangible proposal at last week’s U.S.-led climate summit, a rarity in the world of climate geopolitics. He called on President Joe Biden to finance an expansion of...By Ciara Nugent April 28, 2021
Can Biden Trust Bolsonaro to Defend Amazon?
“The U.S. should not strike an agreement with the federal government because it won’t be fulfilled”By Ciara Nugent April 20, 2021
Can the COVID-19 Economic Recovery Prioritize Women?
“Without all the work that women did this year, there’d be no economy to rebuild.”By Ciara Nugent April 20, 2021
Global Carbon Emissions Set for Second-Largest Annual Increase in History in 2021 Despite COVID-19 Restrictions
Global carbon dioxide emissions from energy use are set to rise by 5% in 2021 compared to 2020, the second highest year-on-year increase in history, according to a report published April 20 by the International...By Ciara Nugent April 20, 2021
The Unexpected Ways Climate Change Is Reshaping College Education
Universities are incorporating climate education into their curriculum to prepare students for future work in a world of climate breakdownBy Ciara Nugent April 16, 2021
Delivery Drivers in Latin America Fight for Fair Treatment
'No one is looking out for us'By Ciara Nugent April 10, 2021
Why Andy Byford Believes Public Transit Will Survive the Pandemic
Andy Byford is on a mission to save London’s transit network from post-pandemic collapseBy Ciara Nugent/London April 2, 2021
Why Brazil's Bolsonaro Changed Opinion on Vaccines
Analysts say it is politics, not a record death toll, that is driving Bolsonaro’s attempt to rebrand his pandemic leadershipBy Ciara Nugent March 12, 2021
U.N. Study Finds Just 2.5% of Pandemic Response Funds Committed So Far Will Help Fix the Climate and Environment
In 2020, the colliding crises of the COVID-19 pandemic and increasingly visible climate change led many governments, politicians and campaigners to adopt the slogan "build back better," promising to use economic recovery funds to accelerate...By Ciara Nugent March 10, 2021
What to Know About Cuba Opening Up Its Economy
“This is a fundamental, historic change that we’ve been asking for for a long time”By Ciara Nugent February 9, 2021
Inside a Prison Cell for Gay Former Gang Members in El Salvador
“How is it possible for a country to have its moral compass so broken that homosexuality and murder can feel the same?”By Ciara Nugent February 5, 2021
The U.S. and China Are Battling for Influence in Latin America
The U.S. is ceding influence in latin America to ChinaBy Ciara Nugent/London February 4, 2021
Ecuador Clinic Injected Thousands with Fake COVID Shot
The alternative medicine center claimed the $15 shots offered immunity from COVID-19By Ciara Nugent January 27, 2021
Could Amsterdam's New Economic Theory Replace Capitalism?
It’s the first time a major city has attempted to put doughnut theory into action on a local levelBy Ciara Nugent January 22, 2021
Is a New COVID-19 Strain Behind a Surge of Cases in Brazil?
Fears the new strain could overcome antibodies and reinfect patients have little evidence behind themBy Ciara Nugent January 20, 2021
UK's Third Wave of COVID-19 Pushes Health System Into Crisis
The U.K. is under lockdown as a new variant of COVID-19 drives a painful third wave. Here's how it got so badBy Ciara Nugent January 13, 2021
London Declares COVID-19 Emergency
London Mayor Sadiq Khan said the city is at "crisis point"By Ciara Nugent January 8, 2021
2020 Was a Year of Climate Extremes. What Can We Expect in 2021?
Some types of extreme weather are becoming more likely as the climate changesBy Ciara Nugent December 31, 2020
How Black Brazilians Are Fighting Racial Injustice Today
A dozen people are dancing around a bonfire in a yard between two large warehouses in São Paulo. It’s early November and members of Quilombaque—a Black community hub in Perus, a poor neighborhood on the...By Ciara Nugent December 16, 2020
U.K. Says It Will End Support for Overseas Oil, Gas and Coal Projects With 'Very Limited Exceptions'
The U.K. government will end taxpayer-funded support for fossil fuel projects in other countries, Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced Friday, in the hopes of setting a global example as the country prepares to host a...By Ciara Nugent December 11, 2020
2020 Marks the Point When Human-Made Materials Outweigh All the Living Things on Earth, a New Study Finds
In a startling sign of the impact that humans are having on our planet, a study published Dec. 9 estimates that 2020 marks the point when human-made materials outweigh the total mass of Earth’s living...By Ciara Nugent December 9, 2020
Venezuela Elections: What Maduro's Parliament Control Means
No one was waiting with bated breath for the results of Venezuela's legislative election on Sunday. Seven years into his presidency, authoritarian leader Nicolás Maduro was widely expected to take control of Venezuela's opposition-held parliament....By Ciara Nugent December 7, 2020
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