When Wall Street Went to Africa
A New York tycoon won a sweetheart deal to build a massive "sustainable" palm oil plantation in Cameroon. What followed were accusations of intimidation, corruption, bribery, and deceit.
Are the Oceans Failed States?
Thanks to overfishing, pollution, climate change, and terrible governance, the largest ecosystem on the planet is close to collapse.
Before the Flood
Rising sea levels will displace millions of people over the next century. In Bangladesh, the mass migration has already begun.
Pipelines and First Nations
Can Canada's indigenous communities stop Prime Minister Stephen Harper from turning the country into a petrostate?
'We Are Left With Nothing, Again'
First ethnic violence, now flooding. Can Kosovar Serbs catch a break?
The Water Wars Are Coming
In Central Asia, nations turn on nations and neighbors turn on neighbors -- all for a precious drop to drink.
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The best stories from around the world.
China's Kinda-Sorta-Oughta Plan to Fight Climate Change
Is Beijing suddenly getting on board in the fight against global warming?
Thatâs a Mighty Nice Climate Change Plan, America
But now the question is: Will it survive 2016?
Obama's EPA Takes Aim at Dirty Power Plants
The new rules would clean up the energy sector by 2030, but have sparked bipartisan outrage already.
The Obama administration's ambitious new clean energy policy has the coal industry on the warpath.
My Name Is China, and I Have a Pollution Problem
Farmland is contaminated, tourism is down, and companies are packing up. Beijing's first step needs to be admitting that it has an environmental crisis.
Watch: A Chinese Lake -- and a Way of Life -- Is Disappearing
An area that produces more than half of China's grain is losing its water.
FP's Situation Report: Africa has a new bad boy; The Pentagon is prepared for a 'chicken zombie' apocalypse; Pressing Ctrl-Alt-Delete with the U.S. military; Saudi makes an overture to Iran; Dempsey, Odierno to Aspen; and a bit more.
Tea Leaf Nation
Do Chinese NIMBY Protests Actually Work?
It depends who you believe.
China's Surreal Urban Farms
The massive city of Chongqing is changing so fast that past and future are colliding.
Put Down Your Pistols: Cap and Trade Isn't Dead Yet
The latest U.N. report says that the darling climate strategy isn't working. But that doesn't mean it's dead. For climate advocates, those are fighting words.
Meet the Houbara Bustard: the Rare, Oversized, War-on-Terror Chicken
When an Activist Falls in the Rain Forest Does It Make A Sound?
Why Brazil is the most dangerous place in the world to be a tree-hugger.
Tea Leaf Nation
Water, Water, Everywhere
A local Chinese contamination scare triggers an international blame game.