#Explainer

  • Article: The Crazy Reason Greenland Is Rooting for Climate Change

    The Crazy Reason Greenland Is Rooting for Climate Change

    By Joe McCarthy|May 4, 2018

    “Greenlanders are very good at seeing new opportunities.” Read more

  • Article: 8 Crazy Innovations That Could Save the Planet From Climate Change

    8 Crazy Innovations That Could Save the Planet From Climate Change

    By Joe McCarthy|April 20, 2018

    From drones to genetic modification to blocking the sun. Read more

  • Article: 5 Coral Reefs That Are Dying Around the World

    5 Coral Reefs That Are Dying Around the World

    By Joe McCarthy|March 19, 2018

    Scientists predict that all coral reefs could be dead by 2050. Read more

  • Article: Your Water Probably Has Plastic In It. Here’s What You Can Do About It

    Your Water Probably Has Plastic In It. Here’s What You Can Do About It

    By Joe McCarthy|March 13, 2018

    The amount of plastic created by humans since 1950 weighs as much as 1 billion elephants. Read more

  • Article: 10 Pictures of How People Get Water Around the World

    10 Pictures of How People Get Water Around the World

    By Joe McCarthy  and  Olivia Kestin|March 2, 2018

    Water is the common denominator of life. Read more

  • Article: 5 Obscure Pollutants That Are Ruining the Planet

    5 Obscure Pollutants That Are Ruining the Planet

    By Joe McCarthy|Feb. 23, 2018

    You’ve probably encountered them all. Read more

  • Article: What Is a Global Citizen?

    What Is a Global Citizen?

    By Joe McCarthy|Feb. 23, 2018

    At its core, being a global citizen simply means believing that extreme poverty is an injustice. Read more

  • Article: Mexico Gives Cash Directly to Moms — And It's Succeeding in Major Ways

    Mexico Gives Cash Directly to Moms — And It's Succeeding in Major Ways

    By Joe McCarthy|Feb. 14, 2018

    A groundbreaking poverty relief program pays off in the end. Read more