Vancouver—the mountain-fringed, bicycle-friendly, pot-loving host of the 2010 Winter Olympics—wants to be the world’s greenest city by 2020. Here's how the city is trying to reach that goal, and reaping economic benefits along the way.
Ilan Kelman –
Hurricane Harvey isn't a "natural disaster" because disasters are not natural, says University College London researcher Ilan Kelman. Rather, they are the result of social and political forces which shape people's vulnerability to events.
and Bill Laurance, Brendan Mackey, James Allan –
Enforce protective legislation and halt destructive activities now, urge scientists. The loss of the wilderness is a blow against animals, indigenous peoples, and the fight against climate change.
and Matto Mildenberger –
Two politicians known to oppose action on climate change – Canada's Stephen Harper and Australia's Tony Abbott – have been displaced. What does this say about climate as a voter issue?