In China a team of 30 people has managed to clear Mount Everest of 9.4 tons of waste since April. The amount of waste has continued to grow with an increasing number of visitors to the world's tallest mountain even as warmer temperatures reveal decades of frozen garbage.
In order to reach its goal of 5 million zero-emission cars by 2030 the state of California, along with multiple energy corporations, will spend a combined total of $786 million toward sustainable energy for transportation.
Extensive drought has forced farmers in the Texas Panhandle to rely more heavily on water drawn from the Ogallala Aquifer, raising concerns that they may be mortgaging their grandchildren's futures.
As rising seas threaten parts of Costa Rica's Caribbean coast, many worry that visitors who generate numerous jobs in the area could go elsewhere. Young trees like coconut palms are being planted to create a barrier and halt erosion.
In Britain, chefs have started concept restaurants, soup kitchens, and social enterprises turning waste into meals. With no national food waste program, nonprofits have been taken the lead to redistribute food and change the way people think about kitchen scraps.
The nation hopes to feed its growing population and diversify its oil-based economy by tapping the huge aquifers beneath the Sahara to develop fish farms. Its goal: double annual fish production by 2022.
The Volvo Ocean Race spans 12 ports and 45,000 miles and for the seven competing crews, it provides direct insight into the state of pollution in the oceans. For both the sailors and spectators, the competition has become a rallying cry for sustainability.
With groundwater levels dropping, collecting water is a tedious and dangerous chore for many rural Moroccan women. But the world's largest fog collection project, headed by a mathematician, is seeing success and could offer a roadmap for other drought-stricken regions.
Beekeeping has been recognized as an alternative way for farmers to make money as climate change brings harsher weather and unpredictable growing seasons. However, even honey yields are down as parched trees offer little nectar during droughts.
Longer droughts, population growth, and growing water consumption by farming and industry has lead Zambia to impose fees on groundwater use. The measures aim to create more shared wells, which will improve water conservation and raise funds to address water pollution.
As climate change worsens ocean conditions, the insurance industry is looking to insure "green infrastructure" such as coral reefs, mangroves, and salt marshes, which can protect land masses from intense storms.
Sustainable agriculture is a challenge in the arid United Arab Emirates, but a new indoor approach to farming may be the key to supplying the region with food without overdrawing from its limited water stores.
For Mongolian herders, life is changing fast. Around 68,000 herders a year move to the capital of Ulaanbaatar, with many pointing to climate change as a driving factor.