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Attention, Earthlings: You just went over budget.
Sylvia Earle, the greatest living ocean explorer, on the new documentary 'Mission Blue' and why highways are scarier than submarines.
And why is it messing with U.S. weather patterns?
A new study raises more alarm about mercury contamination in the ocean. What does that mean for your fish consumption?
Meet the hometown activist fighting for a community surrounded by oil refineries and facing the threat of Keystone XL.
Massachusetts is banning businesses from dumping leftovers in landfills. So what’s the best alternative?
Are germs hitching a ride on intercontinental dust clouds? We’re about to find out.
The dead zone in the Gulf of Mexico is big (really big), but it represents just a fraction of them in the United States.
As climate causes a Caribbean lake to swell, farmers flee their lands—but have nowhere else to go.
Toxic algae like the kinds that fouled Toledo’s water supply and now threaten Florida are on the rise due to Big Ag and climate change. But we can learn from them, too.
From Captain Cook to climate change, a new book tells the tale of how humans discovered the Great Barrier Reef—and then promptly set about destroying it.
The East is way chiller than the West. Like, temperature-wise.
Scientists get to the bottom of why some sheep emit more methane (a.k.a. fart more) than others. (Don't giggle, it's an important question.)