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.
While an initiative to require labeling of GMOs went down in defeat in Washington state, several Colorado towns voted to ban fracking within their borders. But the fight isn’t over.
Bakersfield, Merced and Fresno top the American Lung Association’s list of cities with the most persistant air pollution in the country in 2013
Climate change may get most of the attention, but the biggest environmental risk to human health today isn’t global warming. It’s industrial pollution, often in poor cities and towns where factories, power plants and chemical …