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The story of how 20th-century politicians turned Native American lands into strip mines (in order to build unsustainable cities in the desert).
The Obama administration has agreed to allow the oil and gas industry to conduct seismic testing in the Atlantic Ocean. This is a terrible idea.
Donated hats, coats, and stoles help injured and orphaned wildlife get all warm and fuzzy.
A new book evaluates whether natural gas is a 'transitional fuel' to a low-carbon future—or perhaps, more like a methadone addiction that's tearing apart rural communities.
Tough EPA limits on mining in Alaska’s Bristol Bay watershed could finally spell doom for a misguided mining venture.
A new video series that depicts Americans living on the front lines of climate change zooms in on one of our favorite vacation spots.
After a serious spate of earthquakes in the Sooner State, another study points a shaky finger at the oil and gas industry.
Think you know the current state of U.S. agriculture? Don’t go betting the farm until you’ve read this.
The view from the air puts it all in perspective.
… And you can feed it—excellently—for a long time. So why, a new book asks, doesn’t more locally caught seafood end up on our plates?
Could financial markets play a role in curbing climate change? Two former U.S. Treasury secretaries seem to think so.
Why, a man of the cloth wonders, do people of faith so readily exalt the symbols of creation over creation itself?
The Supreme Court affirms the Environmental Protection Agency's authority to curb greenhouse gas emissions (again).
Thanks for saving a huge chunk of the Pacific, Mr. President! While you're at it, why not use your executive powers (and that handy Antiquities Act) to save these primo places, too.
A huge increase in crude-by-rail disasters is prompting some states to be better prepared for what’s rolling round the bend.
With its ospreys and eagles, its waving grasses and rich oyster beds, what could be more idyllic than a meandering stream in North Carolina? There’s just one problem—all that raw sewage.