Deforestation and climate change are returning the mosquito-borne disease to parts of Peru after 40 years. The insects’ biting rate in cleared areas is nearly 300 times that in virgin forests. Andrés Schipani & John Vidal report.
The World Bank subsidises fossil-fuel projects in the developing world, even while its lenders want poor countries to go green. Carl Pope says it’s time the rich world provided a different model of financial support.
Paintings of striking sunsets show the effects of huge volcanic eruptions on climate. Now, David Adam reports, scientists are analysing artists’ works to see if they can help improve computer models used to simulate global warming.
Ninety percent of China’s electricity is still produced by inefficient coal power, but the country has set bold targets to expand the renewables sector. Can China really achieve sustainable energy? Rachel M Wasser investigates.
Cement and steel production are not only carbon intensive, but also key materials for the development of poorer countries. Focusing on the frequent flyers distracts from bigger questions in the fight against warming, writes Mallen Baker.