Environment

Climate risk insurance: how to protect 400 million people?

The 2015 G7 summit set a goal of providing climate risk insurance to 400 million of the world's most vulnerable people by 2020. We talked to a few experts to find out why this coverage is important, and how to achieve the G7's target.

A Cocktail Party Guide to: Subterranean farming

Welcome to the first of our Cocktail Party Guides on today’s most talked-about topics. First up: news of an underground food phenomenon in south London.

What you need to know about your digital footprint

Surging usage of digital devices has climate change consequences consumers and corporations must address.

Will pricing Mother Nature preserve or destroy her?

On the occasion of Earth Day, explore the heated arguments for and against valuing the environment in financial terms.

The top ten drivers of deforestation

Deforestation is a major contributor to climate change and environmental damage. See what is causing the gradual destruction of the world's woodlands.

How Costa Rica’s eco-economy saved its forests

Costa Rica's world-leading forest protection efforts are underpinned by a policy of paying people to protect the trees.

Hurricane tunnel helps design safe homes

Extreme winds destroy homes - as unfortunately recently demonstrated by Cyclone Pam's devastation in Vanuatu. Researchers in the US are using wind tunnels to design hurricane-proof homes.

What happened to carbon capture?

Carbon capture and storage was supposed to slash climate changing CO2 emissions, but the green technology seems as far away as ever.

Does climate change cause wild weather?

This gallery explores the relationship between human-induced climate change and extreme weather events like the recent cyclone in Vanuatu.

15 sources of greenhouse gases

Discover 15 of the most important sources of man-made greenhouse gases which are warming the planet.