WorldViews: environment

Posted at 12:23 PM ET, 10/09/2013

Map: These are the cities that climate change will hit first

New York and D.C. will hit the climate change tipping point in 2047 just 34 years from now.

By Max Fisher  |  12:23 PM ET, 10/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  environment

Posted at 03:16 PM ET, 09/27/2013

Americans are less worried about climate change than almost anyone else

Americans are some of the least likely in the world to call climate change a "major threat," and are ranked 33rd out of 39.

By Max Fisher  |  03:16 PM ET, 09/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  environment

Posted at 11:29 AM ET, 07/01/2013

Obama wants to curb Africa's ivory trade. Here's what he's up against.

Elephants and rhinos are being pushed toward extinction by poachers.

By Max Fisher  |  11:29 AM ET, 07/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Africa, China, environment, obamainafrica

Posted at 02:52 PM ET, 01/08/2013

Australia is so hot they had to add new colors to the weather map

"Deep purple" now represents the heat dome.

By Olga Khazan  |  02:52 PM ET, 01/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  environment

Posted at 11:19 AM ET, 01/08/2013

Here are the top three risks facing the world

Income inequality, debt and climate change are going to wreak havoc on humanity, the WEF says.

By Olga Khazan  |  11:19 AM ET, 01/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  environment

Posted at 01:09 PM ET, 12/06/2012

What the amazing NASA night video says about politics, the environment and borders

What we can learn from the earth's night-time lights

By Olga Khazan  |  01:09 PM ET, 12/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  environment

Posted at 10:23 AM ET, 11/27/2012

The crazy algae that turned Australia's beaches bright red [photos]

The algae overgrowth looks like a crime scene but isn't toxic

By Olga Khazan  |  10:23 AM ET, 11/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  environment

Posted at 12:56 PM ET, 11/08/2012

Climate change is making your coffee more expensive

Climate change in Ethiopia and South Sudan is making coffee rarer and more expensive.

By Olga Khazan  |  12:56 PM ET, 11/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  climate change, coffee, environment, ethiopia, Sudan

Posted at 04:36 PM ET, 10/30/2012

Poland has fracking tensions, too

Meet the new frontier in European fracking

By Olga Khazan  |  04:36 PM ET, 10/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  coal, Energy, environment, fracking, poland

Posted at 12:04 PM ET, 02/16/2012

Mardi Gras is coming — along with a mountain of mess

Environmental groups who want to clean up the festival have some work to do.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  12:04 PM ET, 02/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  National, New Orleans, Mardi Gras, environment

Posted at 10:50 AM ET, 09/26/2011

Wangari Maathai, first African woman to win Nobel peace prize, dies at 71

The environmental and political activist was the first African woman to win the Nobel peace prize.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  10:50 AM ET, 09/26/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Africa, Kenya, Wangari Maathai, environment, women