Climate

A snowy egret walks among green plants in low water.

A snowy egret on the search for something tasty. (William Bay/TRNERR).

Planet Forward Correspondent | Arizona State University
The beautiful landscape of the Tijuana River Estuarine Research Reserve is constantly threatened by human impacts. This is what the estuary's research team is doing about it.
A tea set laid out on a well-lit table.

Pu'er is named after a Yunnan town that is an important tea-processing and trading center in the province. (Photo courtesy Manki Kim/Unsplash)

George Washington University
Will the taste of Pu'er tea, associated with memories of my family in China, remain the same despite the effects of climate change?
Dirty blue surgical mask on the ground covered in a few fallen leaves.

A discarded mask was one of the many types of litter resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic. (Andy Mabbett/Creative Commons 4.0)

Northwestern University
From neighborhood cleanup to city-wide effort, Cleanup Club Chicago organizes volunteers in an effort to address plastic litter pollution.
A woman, seen from the back, is wearing light blue jeans and a black jacket carries a closed umbrella and is being blown back by the wind. She walks along a coastline's hard-packed sand on a cloudy, grey day.

The author on Crane Beach in Massachusetts on a cold and rainy day. (Photo courtesy Lisa Pemstein)

Planet Forward Correspondent | George Washington University
Climate Hits Home | Sea-level rise is threatening Crane Beach, Massachusetts: An important source of local revenue, an essential nesting site for Piping Plovers, and my life-long happy place. 
Four people stand on an inflatable raft in a body of water holding to a large piece of scientific equipment.

GeoCal researchers excavating sediment cores from the Mel3 lake site. (Courtesy of Peter Puleo/GeoCAL)

Northwestern University
Tubes of Greenland sediment cores reveal thousands of years of climate change clues for Ph.D. students in Northwestern University’s GeoCAL, the Geoperspective on Climate and Life, laboratory.
A roadway in Kashmir is flooded with brown water reaching up to the bumpers of a car.

This is a photo taken by my uncle, Irfan Shahmiri. He is the founder of an organization called CHINAR International which provides humanitarian and disaster relief to Kashmiri families. (Irfan Shahmir)

George Washington University
The recent floods in Pakistan are personal to me because I know what it's like to have your homeland be devastated by a disaster. Here's why you should care too.
A feral hog searches for food among some rocks.

Feral hogs are a destructive invasive species prevalent across Texas. (Roy Buri/Pixabay)

Planet Forward Correspondent | Texas Tech University
Controlling invasive species can be costly and time-consuming. Watch this video to learn how including them on your plate could be a viable way to manage and even reduce populations.

Shoreline cliffs at Royal National Park, New South Wales, Australia. (Photos by Joshua Rosenstein/Middlebury College)

Planet Forward Correspondent | Middlebury College
Royal National Park provides a compelling example of how national parks around the world can better preserve Indigenous cultures.
Labor activists join environmentalists wearing turtle costumes at the 1999 WTO protests in Seattle, Washington.

Labor activists join environmentalists wearing turtle costumes at the 1999 WTO protests in Seattle, Washington. (Courtesy of the Seattle Municipal Archives, Item 175623)

Georgetown University
I interview labor and environmental activist Joe Uehlein about the historic intersections between those two activist movements and how he tells those stories in his music.
A small white boat rests buoyed on clear, blue-green waters under a cloudy blue sky with a gentle mountain in the distance.

The shores of Pointe d'Esny, Mauritus, as seen from Île aux Aigrettes, one of the most prominent reserves in the Indian Ocean, on July 21, 2022. Almost two years prior, this water was blackened by an oil spill from the MV Wakashio. (Zoey England/University of Connecticut)

University of Connecticut
This July marks two years since the MV Wakashio oil spill. Though environmental NGOs have left the island and news coverage of the disaster has ceased, youth around Mauritius are still reeling from the effects of the tragedy.

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