Abby Meola, Author at State of the Planet

a person pulls coffee beans from a bag with two hands

Avoiding a Bitter End for Coffee From Climate Change

Students were looking for a link between climate stressors and coffee yield, but instead they found a complicated political relationship.

by |April 2, 2021
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Celebrating International Mountain Day With Biodiversity Commitments

Member states of the UN gathered to discuss their responsibility to support mountain communities, ecosystems, and COVID-19 recovery.

by |December 17, 2020
a bright blue pool of water forming on a piece of ice. a person skiis across the ice mass, very small in comparison

New Book Highlights the Beauty of Glaciers

Canadian author Lynn Martel recently released a book filled with stories about the wonder of glaciers and the people who interact with them.

by |December 10, 2020
artistic set of large blue rings on top of snowy peak

Olafur Eliasson’s Latest Creation Combines Art and Science on an Italian Glacier

The renowned artist installed an astronomical device to draw attention to the changing climate at Italy’s Hochjochferner glacier.

by |November 18, 2020
Closeup photo of a wolverine face

U.S. Fails to Protect Wolverines, Again

Another proposal to list wolverines as an endangered species was rejected, amid emerging research about the urgency to protect them.

by |October 29, 2020
Mountain range from above with light snow dusting on top

Hindu Kush Himalaya Nations Vow to Protect Mountains in Recent Summit

Eight nations convened to promote sustainable actions in the Hindu Kush Himalayas, a powerful move amid political struggles.

by Abby Meola and Lily Roberts |October 20, 2020
glacier in svalbard

Video Projected on Glacier Beckons Worldwide Climate Action

Youth and Greenpeace activists projected a video onto a glacier in Svalbard, following a trend of using glaciers to call attention to the climate emergency.

by |October 15, 2020