Old-growth forest can do things younger tree stands cannot, ecologists say. Older forests may sequester more carbon and harbor increased biodiversity. Now, the people who love these rare, complex ecosystems say they need protection.
Carbon offsets got a big boost from November's U.N. climate summit. New rules could make it easier for companies to pay for carbon-cutting projects in other countries, rather than doing it themselves.
Many island nations have the most to lose when it comes to the climate crisis. But at the COP26 U.N. climate summit, they insist they aren't victims, they're warriors.
Nakate spoke with NPR about the role gender plays in climate activism, whether the COP26 summit feels inclusive and her advice for other youth who feel they can't affect change in the climate crisis.
With one week of the COP26 conference left, people worldwide participated in protests in support of climate change action. Activists say that pledges to cut carbon emissions don't go far enough.
When Hilda Flavia Nakabuye was a girl, a severe storm flooded her family's farm. Now she realizes that climate change was a factor — and she's become an advocate for change.
A new study says the current climate crisis is a "severe threat" to the safety of younger generations, who will experience far more extreme climate events such as heat waves, wildfires and floods.
Global Witness, an international human rights group, says a record 227 grassroots environmental activists were killed in 2020. More than half were killed in Colombia, Mexico and the Philippines.
Germany's top court rejected some of the activists' arguments but agreed that the country's climate act violates their fundamental rights by not specifying emissions reduction targets after 2030.
Edgar McGregor, 20, says he has been cleaning up trash in Eaton Canyon every day for more than a year and a half. He declared it finally free of municipal waste on Friday, but says his work continues.