Environment

Dispatch

The Peat Monster

Finland's pristine environment has been ruined, activists say, by an out-of-control energy giant -- turning once pristine lakes into brown pools teeming with "monkey disease."

Britt Peterson |

COLUMN

Obama's Ocean Gambit

Obama just created a Pacific Ocean reserve almost twice the size of Texas to curb fishing and oil drilling. But it might be too little too late.

Kate Galbraith |

Report

Saskatchewan Rough Ride

Canada scores first in the clean-coal game. But it will be a tough and expensive act to follow.

Keith Johnson |

COLUMN

Environmentalism Is Dead

How America abandoned its role as leader of the fight to save the planet -- and killed a movement.

Kate Galbraith |

Report

Obama's Inconvenient Truth

U.S. officials are increasingly banging the drum for greater action on climate change. Is the rest of the world listening?

Keith Johnson |

Argument

How We Break 25 Years of Stalemate on Climate Change

We have the tools. We have the talent. Here's how we get the politicians to listen up and do something.

Bill McKibben |

Dispatch

'If You Take Away Land, You Take Away Life'

Cambodia's prime minister made a promise to tackle the country's most nagging social problem. Now his compatriots are taking him at his word.

Christina Larson |

Report

The Green Devil

From logging Tasmanian forests to dumping in the Great Barrier Reef, Prime Minister Tony Abbott is the Australian environment's worst nightmare.

Will Potter |

Report

Coke Brothers

The new $50 billion BRICS bank will finance a wave of heavily polluting coal plants the West wouldn't touch. And that's not all bad.

Keith Johnson |

Slide Show

Horns of Africa

Inside the high-tech, bloody war on rhino poaching.

FP Staff |

Investigation

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. 

Christiane Badgley |

Argument

Are the Oceans Failed States?

Thanks to overfishing, pollution, climate change, and terrible governance, the largest ecosystem on the planet is close to collapse.

Richard Schiffman |

Dispatch

Before the Flood

Rising sea levels will displace millions of people over the next century. In Bangladesh, the mass migration has already begun.

Kenneth R. Weiss |

Dispatch

Pipelines and First Nations

Can Canada's indigenous communities stop Prime Minister Stephen Harper from turning the country into a petrostate?

Geoff Dembicki |

Dispatch

'We Are Left With Nothing, Again'

First ethnic violence, now flooding. Can Kosovar Serbs catch a break?

Mariana Ionova |

Slide Show

The Water Wars Are Coming

In Central Asia, nations turn on nations and neighbors turn on neighbors -- all for a precious drop to drink.

Fyodor Savintsev via Creative Time Reports |

Feature

Longform's Picks of the Week

The best stories from around the world.

Simon Engler |

Report

China's Kinda-Sorta-Oughta Plan to Fight Climate Change

Is Beijing suddenly getting on board in the fight against global warming?

Keith Johnson |

COLUMN

That’s a Mighty Nice Climate Change Plan, America

But now the question is: Will it survive 2016? 

Kate Galbraith |

Report

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.

Keith Johnson |

Report

Green Day

The Obama administration's ambitious new clean energy policy has the coal industry on the warpath.

Keith Johnson |

COLUMN

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.

Kate Galbraith |

ChinaFile

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.

Lynn Zhang |

ChinaFile

China's Surreal Urban Farms

The massive city of Chongqing is changing so fast that past and future are colliding.

Tim Franco |

COLUMN

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.

Kate Galbraith |

Argument

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.

Will Potter |

Tea Leaf Nation

Water, Water, Everywhere

A local Chinese contamination scare triggers an international blame game.

Bethany Allen-Ebrahimian |

Slide Show

The World in Photos This Week

Remembering photographer Anja Niedringhaus; Protesters clash with police in Athens; and Balinese young people celebrate the Kissing Festival.

FP Staff |