ecosystems and habitats

Holiday gifts that give back

In 2019, Impact Your World told you about dozens of people and nonprofits making a difference in their communities -- from those fighting to stop rainforest loss and bird extinction to setting up safe spaces for sex-trafficking victims.

Myths, truths about Amazon fires

As fires have blazed across the Amazon in recent weeks, they've captivated the world. Politicians, celebrities and citizens -- from French President Emmanuel Macron to Portuguese soccer star Cristiano Ronaldo -- have expressed concern about the damage being done in the region.

These luxury beach homes are made to cozy up to nature

While Leslie and Clifford Cohen were dreaming up the home they planned to build on a wetland property on the North Fork of Long Island in New York, their architect arrived with an unusual tool for an empty property: a 12-foot ladder.

Brazil reels from Amazon rainforest fires

The smoke is so thick, at times the Cessna airplane had to climb to stay out of it. At times your eyes burn and you close the air vents to keep the cabin habitable. Sometimes it is so bad, it is hard to see how bad it actually is on the ground below.

Sea levels may rise much faster than previously predicted

Global sea levels could rise more than two meters (6.6 feet) by the end of this century if emissions continue unchecked, swamping major cities such as New York and Shanghai and displacing up to 187 million people, a new study warns.

7 of the coolest, most extraordinary hotels in the UAE

The United Arab Emirates welcomes millions of visitors each year with a fantastic, diverse range of hotel options, and recently announced ambitious plans to make Dubai the No. 1 tourist destination in the world by 2025.