Yevgenia Chirikova found out a national forest was quietly being sold off. What she did to try to save it may change Russia forever.
A host of companies and nonprofits are using technology – from smartphones to social networking – to make it easier for consumers to choose environmentally friendly products.
While many environmentalists were disheartened by the Durban climate talks' inconclusive results, China provided an unexpected ray of hope by abandoning its long-time refusal to discuss a carbon emissions cap.
Despite overwhelming support among the Brazilian public for harsh measures against illegal deforesters, Brazil's Congress looks set to loosen deforestation restrictions instead. Why?
Polls show the public turning against nuclear energy after Japan's Fukushima disaster. But low coverage of protests and powerful business and political interests have complicated efforts to promote change.