• Scientists harness indigenous knowledge to combat Arctic disasters

    December 1, 2015

    When tracking climate change in the Arctic, scientists rely not just on satellites and software but tap the knowledge of indigenous hunters who have lived in the frozen north for generations. To help them understand shifts underway in parts of the far north, including the increasing frequency of disasters, NASA Emeritus Scientist Nancy Maynard and […]

  • Solar panels empower indigenous people in Canada’s north

    December 1, 2015

    Daniel T’seleie, an indigenous activist in the far north, is campaigning to help his people wean themselves from a worrying dependence on imported fuel and food, recover old traditions and win greater autonomy from the Canadian government. In a region with nearly 24 hours of daylight in the summer, one way to help meet his […]

  • Vietnam’s ‘rice bowl’ is sinking

    November 25, 2015

    Part of the Mekong Delta – home to 20% of Vietnam’s population and 50% of its rice production – is at risk of disappearing as sea levels rise. In fields across Vietnam’s Ca Mau Province, one of the country’s most important agricultural regions, wispy rows of rice struggle to grow in dingy yellow water. “This […]