Green Or Gone

Brazil

Year Of Mud, The Heavy Toll Of Brazil’s Worst Ever Ecological Disaster

Lives destroyed, entire towns damaged, widespread health problems. There is no end in sight to th...

Germany

Earth's Expanding Greenery Has An Unlikely Hero

Our planet has actually grown greener. Really. You can thank yourself.

Colombia

Aroma Of Organic, The Gradual Greening Of Colombian Coffee

More and more coffee growers are going organic in Colombia. A boost for the environment, the tren...

Argentina

Greenwashing Architecture? The Myths Of Sustainable Buildings

For anyone truly concerned with climate change, trends like rooftop gardens and sustainable badge...

Peru

GPS And GoPro Cameras Strapped To Vultures Help Clear Trash In Lima

LIMA — The Peruvian capital has no shortage of vultures flying ...

Germany

This Switch Could Finally Change The Conversation On Climate Change

The psychology of global warming helps explain why we can't solve it. "It triggers n...

Argentina

In Uruguay, A Sustainable School Built With Cans And Tires

Borrowing techniques developed by U.S. architect Michael Reynolds, a group of Uruguayan amateurs ...

Colombia

How Green Urban Design Lowers Risk Of Climate Change Disaster

Saving rainwater and increasing green spaces are two small steps shown to help fight the ravages ...

France

Off Of Tiny Island, Hydraulics Harness Ocean Energy

Using hydraulics to churn energy from its most obvious natural resource, Ushant is on its way tow...

Colombia

Can Sustainable Farming Revive Colombia's Former Killing Fields?

With help from agencies and the government, locals from Monte de María in northern Col...

France

Environmental Pirate Paul Watson Runs Aground In Paris

Wanted in two countries for his actions to save endangered marine wildlife, the Sea Shepherd foun...

Mexico

Mexico City's Tsunami Of Plastic, A Metaphor For Climate Complacency

The streets of Mexico's capital are littered with plastic and styrofoam, the constant rem...

China

Is Air Pollution Driving Rich Chinese To Emigrate?

China risks losing a growing number of so-called "environmental migrants."

Madagascar

In Madagascar, Where Climate Change Comes In Cyclones

TOLIARA — The heat and the years have taken a heavy toll on Rebokane Mahatsanga's frail, scaly-skinned body. Squatting, almost prone, among a few bad-looking ears of corn ...

Colombia

Why COP21 Climate Change Pact Alone Can't Save The Amazon

Deforestation is one of the primary causes of global warming, and much of it has happened across ...

China

The Illusions That Are China's Eco-Cities

TIANJIN — A stone's throw from the highly polluted Bohai Gulf, the Tianjin eco-city is like a mirage. Its buildings, surrounded by trees, offer a rare green and airy setting in ...

France

10 Most Popular Worldcrunch Articles Of 2015

Hey Donald Trump, Hugo Chavez Would Be So ...

Egypt

Egypt's Fledgling Urban Gardeners Hope State Stays Hands Off

From Alexandria to Aswan, urban gardening in Egypt is growing, especially on rooftops. The moveme...

France

Worldcrunch Staff Picks Our 24 Best Stories Of 2015

PARIS — Our fair-minded but ever subjective staff of journalists, translators and editors have chosen what we believe to be the year's most engaging and ...

Brazil

After Brazil Dam Burst, Mining Company's Feeble Response

SÃO PAULO — When the dam at the iron ore mine in Mariana burst more than a month ago, killing at least 15 people, it was quickly described as ...

France

Scaling Biomass, An Energy Revolution Takes Root In Hungary

PECS — When they first took the plunge two years ago, farmers around Pécs may have only seen it as a way to improve profit margins. Certainly nothing wrong with that. ...

Germany

Religion And Ecology, Not Always A Natural Marriage

Muslims are supposed to save water, Christians and Jews energy. In the past, we blamed those ideo...