500 news organizations mark World News Day by demonstrating the power of journalism to make a difference. Take a look at the following reports and features that are making an impact in an increasingly complex and uncertain world:
In Lisbon, a city in southern Europe and the capital of Portugal, lawns are being replaced by meadows. In the summer, there’s no green in sight; only yellow. And that’s a good thing. In one of the city’s largest parks, Bela Vista Park, six million litres of water are saved each year.
As the home of the famous Royal Bengal Tiger, the Sundarbans sinks at an alarming rate as a result of climate change, it is the residents of the delta who stand on the frontlines of this war. While some of them have already lost their homes and livelihoods, others are on the verge of it. Debates rage on, fingers are pointed, but it is these climate refugees, among society’s most marginalised, who are paying the price.
The fourth part of a series on China’s carbon neutrality goal examines the heavy lifting that must be done by the country’s biggest carbon dioxide emitters to reach that target by 2060.
This third part of a series on China’s carbon neutrality goal looks at the social transformations and technological hurdles along the path to meet the government’s target in 2060.
The second in a four-part series on China’s carbon neutrality goal of 2060 looks at the nation’s roll-out of hydrogen fuel-cell vehicles (FCVs) and refuelling stations more than a decade ago. The technology’s day in the sun may be arriving.