Gas and coal-fired power plants at the port of Rotterdam, Netherlands (AN/Frans Berkelaar)
April 23, 2021
A two-day global climate summit hosted by U.S. President Joe Biden ended with leaders and companies pledging to decarbonize the world economy.
Ireland's first wind-powered, sustainable public park in Dublin (AN/William Murphy)
April 21, 2021
The E.U. proposed new rules that would require publicly-listed and large private companies to report information on their environmental and social impacts.
Geneva's Campus Biotech, part of Swiss Innovation Park and home to GESDA (AN/John Heilprin)
April 13, 2021
A new Swiss foundation unveiled sweeping plans that include establishing a global science court, an international organization and an international treaty.
Logging of West African old growth forests in Gabon (AN/David Stanley)
March 31, 2021
Old-growth tropical forest losses rose 12 percent in 2020 accelerated by commerce and climate-related factors, according to Global Forest Watch.
A line for COVID-19 testing in New York City (AN/Hrag Vartanian)
March 30, 2021
Twenty five nations joined with the European Council and World Health Organization in making an “urgent call” for creation of an international pandemic treaty.
Gulls flock on a garbage truck in Dorset, U.K., collecting food waste to convert to biogas and fertilizer (AN/Andrew Bone)
March 4, 2021
While one-in-10 people on the planet suffers chronic hunger, the world wastes about 17 percent of all the food that is produced each year, UNEP reported.
The European Central Bank in Frankfurt, Germany (AN/Dinu Dominic Manns)
March 4, 2021
Machine learning applications that use big data are increasingly helping central banks to conduct research and make decisions, according to a new BIS paper.
A collapsed block of permafrost along Drew Point, Alaska (AN/Benjamin Jones)
February 26, 2021
The world’s promised cuts in greenhouse gases come nowhere close to fulfilling the 2015 Paris Agreement, according to a new U.N. analysis.
A hiker on Romania's Ciucaș Peak (AN/David Marcu)
February 18, 2021
In a new major report, the U.N. Environment Program recommended a “scientific blueprint” for governments to tackle three environmental crises at once.
A Mediterranean seabed near the Balearic Islands archipelago (AN/Andrey Arkhipov)
February 10, 2021
Allowing mining companies to tap deep sea deposits beneath international waters poses too many underwater risks, a global environmental group reported.