France is the first country to have a national plan to combat tick-borne diseases. What can we learn from their experience?
Global warming is heating things up, causing all sorts of problems — including for coffee growers. In northern Tanzania, growers are finding weather conditions increasingly unsuitable.
We spew billions of tons of CO2 into the air. About half is absorbed by ocean water and plants, slowing warming. But this check on warming might slow. Scientists are heating forests to find out.
Negotiators in Morocco are ironing out the details of the Paris climate agreement—and they're coming to grips with what a Trump presidency might mean for it.
Pulitzer Center grantee Jason Motlagh speaks with WBUR's Sacha Pfeiffer about his reporting in the Darien Gap.
Some of the 50,000 people attending the Paris climate conference arrive at their meetings by an environmentally-friendly car sharing service called Autolib that started up in city four years ago.
The French are concerned that global warming could cut the harvest of some of the foods that make French cooking famous.
Katherine Zoepf discusses her reporting on Saudi Arabian "Shopgirls" with Here & Now’s Meghna Chakrabarti.
Daniel Brook's Pulitzer Center project on Mohamed Atta, "The Architect of 9/11," was featured in a segment on WBUR's "Here and Now" on Nov. 9.
Makuleke, a village of small mud-walled houses with tin roofs in South Africa's Limpopo province, is a dry place in a dry land. Rainfall there, near the country's border with Zimbabwe, is low by most standards; about the same as rainfall in Montana.
Philemon Makamu, a farmer in Makuleke, gestures toward a garden planted in corn, pumpkin, watermelon and peanuts. His friend Reckson Josini squats to the ground to grasp a corn stalk gingerly in his hands. "You can see how it suffers," say Makamu.
As global warming melts the world's ice, and heats the oceans, sea levels are on the rise. Although it may take decades for some coastal areas to begin to feel the effects, few places on Earth are as threatened right now as the low-lying coastlines off the vast Bay of Bengal, where the Ganges, Meghna and Brahmaputra Rivers meet the Indian Ocean.
On August 5th, 2003, Los Angeles trial lawyer Alvin Michaelson and his wife arrived in Paris for vacation. Before long they were having dinner at a swanky bistro. Michaelson says it was "clearly hot, very humid" when he arrived and, as he noted, air conditioning is not common in Paris. His restaurant certainly had none. Michaelson didn't realize it but he had landed near the start of what scientists now say was the worst European heat wave in at least 500 years. The temperature had climbed to 99 degrees and had failed to cool off at night.