The U.S. power grid is a 20th century technology powering a 21st century country. Why Hurricane Sandy will stress it to the limit
We’re in the final few months of what’s shaping up to be the hottest year on record. In September, Arctic sea ice melted to its smallest extent in satellite records, while the Midwest was rocked by a once-in-a-generation level …
The Presidential candidates love to talk about increasing oil production here in the U.S. But a new report from the International Energy Agency underscores the fact that it will be foreign countries like Iraq that will continue …
A new study reveals that small, unassessed fisheries are in even worse shape than we thought. But the research also provides hope that smarter management could stop the bleeding—and provide more sustainable seafood.
50 years old this month, Rachel Carson’s book Silent Spring helped kickstart the environmental movement and led the U.S. to ban the pesticide DDT. So why do some people blame Carson for millions of malaria deaths in Africa?
More and more people are moving into cities around the world—and those cities are getting bigger and bigger. The urbanization shift could wreck the environment—unless we can plan the transition.
As Arctic sea ice melts to its lowest level on record, oil companies move in to begin drilling the far north.
The soon-to-be Republican nominee offers a familiar — and ineffective — mix of stepping up production and standing down on the environment
A tropical disease rages in a decidedly untropical place —Texas. Both science and politics play roles.
The drought gripping much of the U.S. may be a reprise of even worse ones the continent has suffered before