Is the next pandemic on its way? As climate disasters multiply, more than 200 infectious diseases are posing greater threats to humanity than ever before.
In this week’s headlines, we’re giving you the latest on global heating but also focusing on some positive news, from refugee firefighters in Mauritania to the rewilding of Bolivia’s deadliest road.
There’s less than a month to go until our immersive digital event GLF Africa (more info here) – and we at the Global Landscapes Forum recently hosted a photo competition to showcase the continent’s incredible cultures and landscapes. Here are the winning entries.
We’ve also got two exciting live-streamed interviews coming up on GLF Live: one on African food sovereignty on 22 August, and another on African narratives on 30 August.
Over on our GLF Live podcast, this week’s episode brings us in conversation with three remarkable women determined to win against climate change – and achieve gender equity while doing so.
Wracked by oppressive heat, wildfires and drought, Europe faces yet another summer of climate calamity that appears set to dwarf the continent’s energy crisis.
Pakistan, Uganda and South Korea have all been affected by deadly floods in recent weeks, exposing rampant inequality in Seoul.
Mexico could ban beer production in its drought-hit north, while some U.S. homes are becoming too costly to insure due to climate risks.
New research shows that the Atlantic hurricane season may be starting earlier, and Antarctica’s ice sheet is melting faster than previously thought.
How do you put out a fire without water? Here’s a crash course from Malian refugees in the Sahara.
About 30 percent of the Navajo Nation lacks clean running water. This Indigenous-run organization is taking matters into its own hands.
As global food prices spiral, Lebanon is grappling with the world’s highest food inflation, exacerbated by its heavy reliance on Ukrainian and Russian grain.
These Portuguese youths are suing 32 European countries for failing to address the climate crisis – and thus putting their health and livelihoods at risk.
A rare piece of good news from the Great Barrier Reef: Most of the reef has recorded its highest coral cover in almost 40 years.
Bolivia’s notorious ‘Death Road’ once claimed hundreds of lives each year. Today, it’s being reclaimed by wildlife.
In Zimbabwe, drought is driving conflict between humans and thirsty elephants. Could drilling new boreholes be the solution?
Fish are dying in droves in the Oder river between Poland and Germany. Scientists still aren’t sure why.
The oil and gas industry has made USD 2.8 billion a day in profits for the last 50 years, which is often put to use to lobby against climate action.
Jeff Bezos, Bill Gates and Michael Bloomberg are among the billionaires who are mining Greenland for nickel and cobalt to power the green transition.
U.S. investors are doubling down on green energy funds, but Africa is only receiving 12 percent of the financing it needs to adapt to the climate crisis.
English football club Reading F.C. has unveiled this new kit to raise awareness about the climate crisis.
The U.S. has adopted a significantly scaled-back version of its original climate bill, including USD 370 billion to transition away from fossil fuels. Here’s what scientists make of it.
Chileans are set to vote on a new constitution that acknowledges the climate crisis, reverses the privatization of water and recognizes the country’s 11 Indigenous ethnic groups for the first time.
World leaders are set to meet in New York in a fifth attempt to sign the UN High Seas Treaty, which seeks to conserve 30 percent of the planet’s oceans by 2030.