George Black has reported from five continents, chronicling civil war in Central America, the democracy movement in China, and climate change in countries from Bangladesh to Peru. His most recent book, Empire of Shadows, is about the 19th century exploration of Yellowstone.
Stories by George Black
June 11, 2014
Five lessons on how to save the planet’s most beautiful places from development by the big and powerful.
April 16, 2014
For most of the world's population, climate change means nothing but trouble. For a few, it means laughing all the way to the bank.
March 11, 2014
A tribute to writer Matthew Power.
March 3, 2014
Local communities tend to get rattled when big energy shows up in small places—especially when the places are as beautiful as Montana's Rocky Mountain Front.
January 24, 2014
What our liking and clicking habits tell us about how we see the world.
December 3, 2013
A man reflects on growing up without a car, a trend that's gaining popularity with today's youth.
September 25, 2013
Love the underdog? Well, get this: people around the globe are going up against Big Oil and Big Mining—and winning.
September 10, 2013
The Tata Nano's plan to market the cheapest car in the world to India's urban poor went up in flames. Now the little car that couldn't is coming to the U.S.—and going upscale.
July 25, 2013
Millions of Bangladeshis are on the run from climate change. For the young women among them, the troubled garment industry may be their only hope.
June 17, 2013
What makes a city great? By defying an authoritarian leader and facing water cannons and tear gas, Turks show that even the smallest piece of nature is worth fighting for.
June 12, 2013
June 12, 2013
May 28, 2013