Family size is the great unmentionable of the campaign for greener lifestyles, writes
Oliver Burkeman. Westerners need to consider that babies are consumers, too, with their own carbon footprints.
The US government’s recent defence review shows new levels of attention being given to climate change.
Xie Yanmei talks to two experts about the implications.
Intensive deforestation in Indonesia – fuelled by corruption – is scarring the landscape and wrecking a vital resource.
Andre Vltchek went to see the devastation.
As global warming science has strengthened, so too has the powerful – and often vicious – lobby of deniers.
Bill McKibben analyses the phenomenon.
An appreciation of human nature – not just hard science – is needed to fight the rising tide of climate-change denial, argues
A multinational leather company in eastern China has been breaching pollution standards and troubling locals with a pungent stench.
Xu Shuda investigates.
Angry residents have long been battling to rid their neighbourhood of foul odours caused by Richina Group tanneries. In the second instalment of a three-part article,
Xu Shuda reports that change is in sight.
Richina Leather was sanctioned by China’s environmental authorities every year between 2004 and 2008, but little is known about its management.
Xu Shuda looks at the faces behind the corporation.
David Owen is the author of a new book on the sustainability lessons of New York. In an interview with
Jared Green, he argues the case for densely populated cities and says traditional environmentalists have got it wrong.
It has been 50 years since the scientist turned eco-evangelist began her seminal work with chimpanzees in Africa. But, writes
Stephen Moss, her work is far from finished.