Emma Foehringer Merchant

land rights and wrongs

Deforestation in the Brazilian Amazon increased by a whopping 29 percent this year — but there’s a way to slow it.

Loggers depleted 3,000 square miles of the Amazon from August 2015 to July 2016.

support groups

Environmental organizations see an outpouring of support post-election

"Apparently the sixth stage of grief is activism.”

Dakota Access

An injured Standing Rock activist could lose an arm, but her resolve remains strong

Sophia Wilansky could undergo as many as 20 surgeries as doctors try to repair her injuries.


With or without the U.S., the world’s going to move forward on climate change

COP22 wraps up with countries determined (for now) to keep Paris Agreement on track.


The Marrakech climate talks still aren’t over, but here’s what’s gone down so far.

There are a few notable outcomes already ironed out, even if negotiators are still scrambling on the final text.

good news COP 22

Countries announced a new global partnership to deliver on their Paris Agreement goals.

“If we try to go it alone in limiting global warming, we will fail.”


No, Trump’s election hasn’t derailed the U.N. climate conference

Why there’s (some) cause for optimism at the U.N. climate talks


The future of U.S. climate action doesn’t look great, but cities around the world are stepping up.

The Global Covenant of Mayors for Climate and Energy will make sure cities are picking up our climate action slack moving forward.

interior design

Obama’s Interior makes it easier to build renewable energy on public land in Trump era.

Good timing.