Rich and poor countries are in this together. If either fails to step up, the planet is in trouble. A climate deal must take into account the Global North’s responsibility for nearly 70 percent of greenhouse pollution and the Global South’s need to move out of poverty. The North must cut back sharply on emissions while the South leapfrogs over the industrial age to clean-energy prosperity.
Money, think tanks, and the scientists-for-hire behind the doubt and denial.
Low-carbon living isn’t a sacrifice. Colin Beavan says it’s the good life.
More and more neighborhoods are making the transition to a climate-friendly community. Has yours?
In Copenhagen, the question of climate equity will be contentious. But communities in the Global South aren’t waiting for an international agreement. They are turning to sustainable, climate-friendly solutions to address a problem they did little to create, but must nonetheless help to solve.
Kumi Naidoo is building a global movement to force world leaders to adopt a binding agreement on climate change. He is executive director of Greenpeace International and chairs TckTckTck, a global campaign for climate action.
WTO+10: Did the 1999 protests against the World Trade Organization actually make a difference?
The last intact mountain in West Virginia's Coal River Valley is slated for mountaintop removal coal mining. Local residents have other ideas.
Eric Sanderson of the Mannahatta Project discusses his 10-year attempt to recreate pre-urban Manhattan—and what he's learned about modern sustainability in the process.
To better understand his waste footprint, Dave Chameides stored all of his trash in his basement for a year. But what do you do with a year's worth of garbage? The Museum of Trash had the answer.
As our common day of grace approaches, and as we learn more about the dire circumstances of those left out of the American dream, let’s ponder again the ways we might end hunger by ending poverty.