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Climate Change’s Effects on 193 Countries

D.R. Congo St. Kitts and Nevis St. Lucia St. Vincent Credits:Globe animation by Scott GelberAnimations by Daniel BarretoIllustrations by Dominic Kesterton Albania: Gent Shkullaku/Agence France-Presse, via Getty Images (photo); Angola: UnbelievableEv1, via Twitter (video); Argentina: Newsflare (video); Austria: Maigrit Susi…

First Fires, Then Floods: Climate Extremes Batter Australia

WEE WAA, Australia — Two years ago, the fields outside Christina Southwell’s family home near the cotton capital of Australia looked like a dusty, brown desert as drought-fueled wildfires burned to the north and south. Last week, after record-breaking rains,…

La desertificación de Brasil avanza

CARNAÚBA DOS DANTAS, Brasil — La tierra ha mantenido a la familia Dantas desde hace más de 150 años, con cultivos de algodón, tallos de frijol que alcanzan la altura de la cadera de un hombre adulto y, cuando llovía…

A Slow-Motion Climate Disaster: The Spread of Barren Land

CARNAÚBA DOS DANTAS, Brazil — The land has sustained the Dantas family for more than 150 years, bearing fields of cotton, beanstalks up to a grown man’s hip and, when it rained enough, a river that led to a waterfall….

The Latest Farm Product: Carbon Credits

That’s because truly additional, permanent storage of carbon may be at odds with other financial considerations that govern how farmland is managed. Practice changes like reducing fertilizer inputs and tillage can cut crop yields, for instance. “You’re making maybe $20…

How Americans’ Appetite for Leather in Luxury SUVs Worsens Amazon Deforestation

JBS disagreed with the criteria used by the prosecutors and agreed to improve its monitoring system, block suppliers flagged by the research and donate $900,000 to the state in response to the audit. To get a sense of scale of…

Los asientos de piel de las camionetas de lujo impulsan la deforestación de la Amazonia

Dos de los propietarios de Bluamerica, las empresas Viposa y Vancouros, afirmaron que sus proveedores eran objeto de auditorías periódicas y reconocieron las dificultades que plantea el seguimiento de los proveedores indirectos. Ambas empresas dijeron que estaban trabajando con el…

In the Fight Against Climate Change, Young Voices Speak Out

This article is part of a special report on Climate Solutions, which looks at efforts around the world to make a difference. The climate conference in Scotland, known as COP26, concluded last week with an assortment of promises and agreements…

Coffee and Climate Have a Complicated Relationship

This article is part of a special report on Climate Solutions, which looks at efforts around the world to make a difference. Wilston Vilchez, a third-generation coffee farmer in the mountains of Nicaragua, has witnessed drastic climatic changes on his…

For Climate Change, Biden’s $3.5 Trillion Plan Isn’t Big Enough

This article is copublished with ProPublica, a nonprofit newsroom that investigates abuses of power. There will be no bargains with an overheating climate. The $3.5 trillion price tag that President Biden proposed for his climate-heavy Build Back Better Act might…

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