Green Or Gone

Colombia

Greenpeace Sea Patrol, Sailing On The Rainbow Warrior

As the Rainbow Warrior III traverses the Strait of Magellan, its crew shows what it means to defe...

Colombia

Rivers Have A Memory, Lessons From The Landslide Of Mocoa

A deadly flash flood and landslide in southern Colombia is a brutal reminder that people can'...

Poland

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 alone. ...

India

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 ...

Germany

Earth's Expanding Greenery Has An Unlikely Hero

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

Colombia

Aroma Of Organic, The Gradual Greening Of Colombian Coffee

More and more coffee growers are going organic in Colombia. A boost for the environment, the tren...

Argentina

Greenwashing Architecture? The Myths Of Sustainable Buildings

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

Bolivia

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...

Germany

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...

Argentina

In Uruguay, A Sustainable School Built With Cans And Tires

Borrowing techniques developed by U.S. architect Michael Reynolds, a group of Uruguayan amateurs ...

Colombia

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 ...

Argentina

In Argentina, Recycling Household Trash Into Design Treasures

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

Colombia

Can Sustainable Farming Revive Colombia's Former Killing Fields?

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

France

Environmental Pirate Paul Watson Runs Aground In Paris

Wanted in two countries for his actions to save endangered marine wildlife, the Sea Shepherd foun...

Mexico

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

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 ...

Madagascar

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 corn ...

Colombia

Why COP21 Climate Change Pact Alone Can't Save The Amazon

Deforestation is one of the primary causes of global warming, and much of it has happened across ...

China

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 setting in ...

Germany

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...

Egypt

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...

France

Worldcrunch Staff Picks Our 24 Best Stories Of 2015

PARIS — Our fair-minded but ever subjective staff of journalists, translators and editors have chosen what we believe to be the year's most engaging and ...