Will climate change destroy Columbus’s islands?

Earlier this month, the Bahamas National Trust held a special workshop to explore how climate change is affecting the fauna and flora of this...

Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2015 Grand title winner

Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2015: Don Gutoski, Canada A Tale of Two Foxes Natural History Museum From a distance, Don could see that the red fox was...

Finding signs of climate change and adaptation in the ancient Maya lowlands

A new study pinpoints the devastating effects of climate change on ancient Maya civilization, despite attempts to adapt to it. These are also issues...

New report connects human health to biodiversity protection

Photo of strawberry dart frog in Costa Rica. Rhett Butler.  The following article earlier this month explores a ground-breaking report linking biodiversity and health presented...

Letter from Katmandu: The air I breathe – my relationship with black carbon

The following piece is contributed by Donatella Lorch, a former New York Times correspondent, based in Katmandu, Nepal. It was first pubished on her...

Beyond the blah-blah: What now with the Sustainable Development Goals?

The creation of a new and more realistic post-2015 agenda to replace the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) is already happening with Geneva in the...

The carbon tax you are already paying

This piece is contributed by Mark Schapiro, an international writer specialising in environmental issues. He is currently working on his new book titled CARBON...

Time to focus on the people behind the numbers

This piece is contributed by Nick van Praag, a humanitarian specialist and director of Keystone's Ground Truth programme. A slew of statistics released this week...

Frontline Earth: Maidan, Taksim, Tahrir – Revolution 2.0

The following piece in French is by Essential Edge French editor Daniel Wermus.  Geneva -- Chaque bouleversement technologique a, dans l’histoire, produit un bouleversement social....

How bad language leads to poor humanitarian outcomes

Nicholas van Praag of Keystone's Groundtruth programme writes about the importance of language when dealing with the people one is trying to help. When someone as eloquent...

Senegal turns toward agro-ecology

The following piece is by Essential Edge French editor Daniel Wermus. Le Sénégal veut se tourner vers l’agro-écologie Le processus « Changement de cap dans l’agriculture », lancé...

No accounting for what charities ship overseas

The following report was published 24 January 2014 by the Center for Investigative Reporting in San Francisco as part of the America's Worst Charities'...

By air, by land and by Karma – transportation in Nepal’s Himalayas

The following article on travelling in Nepal was written by Donatella Lorch, an American-Italian journalist living in Katmandu. Katamandu -- I learned a new expression...

In Nepal’s Himalayas, the uphill battle is against plastic

Letter from Katamandu Journalist Donatella Lorch has sent us this dispatch from Nepal.  As any tour company will tell you, Nepal is the land of the...