New York has always been terrible when it comes to recycling, but Mayor Michael Bloomberg is trying to change that. But can …
GM crops have become a symbol: either you’re for agribusiness or you’re against science. But for all the heat, GM crops are something much simpler: one of many tools we need to explore to meet the farming challenges of tomorrow.
More than five years after it was first reported, colony-collapse disorder is still killing honeybees around the world. If scientists can’t pinpoint the cause, the economic and environmental damage could be immense
Nearly 400 people were killed when a textile factory near Dhaka collapsed. It’s the worst disaster in the history of clothing manufacturing. How much blame do consumers deserve?
Forty-three years ago, more than 20 million Americans took part in the first Earth Day. Today, the number is a bit less. Has the modern environmental movement lost its way?
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.
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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?
Washington media and politicians are certain that something must be done—and soon—about the debt crisis. But climate change rarely gets that kind of traction. Why it matters which crisis we choose