It’s a truism that water will be the cause of the next world war. But a new diplomatic agreement shows why that belief is false.
Eastern officials blame the Midwest for the air pollution that still fouls their cities. Will the Supreme Court play referee?
As rescuers try to save dozens of whales stranded in the Florida Everglades, the question of why such beachings occur remains unclear
The flying Asian carp have been making their way into the Great Lakes. But now a new fish—the Eurasian ruffe—is threatening to invade the region.
At first glance, it might seem like Amazon’s planned delivery drones will be just another way to overconsume. But it turns out that shopping online is greener than buying brick-and-mortar.
A spate of shark attacks off Hawaii raises old fears about the predators of the oceans. But humans are much more dangerous.
Using arguments taken from antislavery efforts, a new lawsuit seeks to give chimpanzees the basic right to freedom
A fatal train crash north of New York City raises fears about the safety of rail travel. But a look at the numbers shows that trains remain much safer than cars
While scientists can’t yet find a clear signal between global warming and killer tropical storms like Haiyan, the supertyphoon could well be a sign of what’s to come in a warmer world
The tropical storm gathering strength in the western Pacific might be the most powerful on record. And the Philippines will pay the price.