Hydropower remains contentious in Southeast Asia and water shortages raised tensions in India this year. There was progress on cleaning up the oceans and the conservation of marine habitats, but warming seas took a toll of coral reefs.
Responsible consumption was on the rise this year as TripAdvisor quit animal tourism, disposable coffee cups were discussed by the British government, and companies started producing and selling more sustainably. Here are the lifestyle stories people cared about in 2016.
Clearer skies and bluer seas are on the horizon, as the aviation and shipping sectors vowed less emissions this year. Uber-style taxis gain legal recognition while driverless cars hit the road. These are the top 5 transport stories in 2016.