A functioning toilet is something most of us pretty much take for granted. It’s not something we even think about all that often, it’s just there, and always have been a part of our lives. But for people in certain cities, like that of Sabitha Nagar in India, proper sanitation is not as easily accessible. […]
On Tanzania’s coastline, a new type of fish management system driven by cellphone technology has created an increase in fish stocks for the first time. Now local communities are taking control of their own fishing waters and the fish, not seen here for decades, have returned to the blue waters of the South-West Indian Ocean.
The Juneau Icefield Research Program North America’s Largest Climate Classroom Jeffrey Barbee interviews JIRP Alumni, Christine McCabe. The Juneau Icefield Research Program (JIRP) has kept a continuous scientific eye on one of the largest source areas for glaciers in North America for more than sixty years. It is the longest running glacial-climate record in the […]
The alarm blares loudly at 6:30 but I am usually already awake; excited to get out on the water. I grab my scuba gear, camera and research equipment, and hop onto my little motorbike. Somehow I’ve mastered the Indonesian tradition to fit as many items as possible onto a scooter, and ride off into town. […]
This is part of our current partnership with the UK Guardian, LinkTV.org and public television station KCET By Jeffrey Barbee Excerpted from the UK Guardian, February 2015 The battle against the poaching that kills a rhino every seven hours in South Africa has acquired a new weapon: women. The Black Mambas are all young […]
Dear Mr. Banquet, New York Times Editor As a former New York Times contributor I am wondering why you all have missed the ball on reporting about the environment? About Climate Change? Why is there no environmental desk at your magazine? No Climate Watch? This despite the fact that the US Military, an overwhelming number […]
This is Raymond Claasons, a Khoi San farmer from Barrydale in the Karoo. Raymond owns a farm near the Barrydale hot springs. This spring, like many in the Karoo Desert is artesian, meaning a well where pressured drives water to the surface. Reliant on this spring as a source of water for his indigenous nursery, […]
For those who worry that fighting climate change means sacrificing comfort, the luxurious Turanor might be a revelation. The world’s biggest solar-powered vessel, run by Planet Solar from Switzerland, returned to the Mediterranean in May, after completing the first-ever round-the-world fueled solely by solar energy. Captain Eric Dumont, standing on the deck of the ship […]