The massive fertilizer explosion in Texas and the 6.6-magnitude earthquake in China were both accidents. But smarter preparation and policy may have been able to reduce the death toll
Overpopulation isn’t the great environmental fear that it once was, but there are still parts of the planet where large family sizes are a problem. Female education can help change that
Europe has always been at the forefront of global climate policy. But its landmark carbon market is on the brink of failure.
A scrappy indie website from Brooklyn wins a Pulitzer for its dogged reporting on a forgotten oil spill.
The hottest new thing in clean tech isn’t solar panels or wind turbines—it’s computers. Big data analytics and smart meters are allowing utilities to use more renewable power while reducing energy waste.
A new and deadly coronavirus emerges in Saudi Arabia. When will we learn to predict emerging diseases in animals before they make the jump to humans.
Austin has emerged as a hub for clean tech—and the Pecan Street Project is a pioneer in using big data to study how we use (and abuse) energy.
At SXSW, learning how techies can hack their way to a better city government
Wildlife trafficking and poaching are on the rise, thanks to growing incomes in Asia and the involvement of major international crime syndicates. Is there hope for ending the war on wildlife?
President Obama announces new nominees to head the Environmental Protection Agency and the Department of Energy—and both candidate will be tested in the years ahead.