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Biden Set an Ambitious Goal for Nature. It’s Time He Went After It.

Compared with the United Nations climate change summit in Egypt in November, the U.N. biodiversity conference held in Montreal this month may have seemed distinctly minor league. There were no heads of state, save Canada’s. The proceedings generated few front-page…

A Saudi Arabian Dairy Giant in Siphoning Off Arizona’s Groundwater

Many more agricultural operations are drawing down the state’s underground water reserves for free. And most of them are U.S.-owned. Minnesota’s Riverview Dairy company, for example, has a farm near Sunizona, Ariz., that has drained so much of the aquifer…

Climate Change Will Destroy Arabs and Israelis Before They Destroy Each Other

Second, the bend in the Jordan River where we were standing — the spot where tradition says John the Baptist baptized Jesus — used to be roughly 100 meters wide, with rushing rapids. Today it’s only five to 10 meters…

Fighting Climate Change, Indigenous People Protect Canadian Forests

BROADBACK FOREST, Quebec — At a bend in the Broadback River, Don Saganash, 60, listened to the steady, familiar sound of the rapids that to his ears were the “heartbeat of the Broadback.’’ He took in the surrounding forest, the…

Sea Turtle Sanctuary Has Survived 40 Years. Climate Change May Kill It.

Against long odds and initially strong opposition, a pristine marine preserve in the Philippines has thrived for decades under the care of local fishermen. Warming waters threaten the achievement. Photographs and Text by Hannah Reyes Morales Nov. 9, 2022 APO…

Belice recurre a su arrecife de coral para escapar de la trampa de la deuda

ATOLÓN DE TURNEFFE, Belice — Belice se enfrentaba a un colapso económico. La pandemia había sumido al país en la peor recesión de su historia, y había puesto al gobierno al borde de la quiebra. Pero la solución llegó de…

How Belize Cut Its Debt by Fighting Global Warming

TURNEFFE ATOLL, Belize — Belize faced an economic meltdown. The pandemic had sent it into its worst ever recession, putting the government on the brink of bankruptcy. A solution came from unexpected quarters. A local marine biologist offered Prime Minister…

Brazil’s Presidential Election Will Determine the Planet’s Future

On Oct. 30, Brazilians go to the polls to elect their next president. But at stake is something far more important than just the leadership of one of the world’s largest economies. Whoever wins will inherit control over more than…

Be ‘Less Squeamish’ About Drinking Recycled Wastewater, British Official Says

LONDON — The head of Britain’s Environment Agency said this week that people need to be “less squeamish” about where their drinking water comes from since part of the response to prolonged droughts is reprocessing water from sewage treatment for…

Los Angeles Homeowners Are Removing Lawns During Drought

AGOURA HILLS, Calif. — Erin Brockovich made her name decades ago as an environmental activist who exposed corporate wrongdoing that polluted drinking water. So she felt a bit defensive when a television reporter asked how her name landed on a…

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