Business & Politics
Float down the remote Kobuk River and you might encounter grizzlies, salmon, bald eagles, and caribou. Oh—and open-pit mines, if Alaska's governor gets his way.
A Canadian pipeline company asks the EPA for more time to dredge a Michigan river where it spilled tar sands oil more than three years ago. Request: denied.
A forward-looking building in Seattle captures rainwater in a 56,000-gallon underground cistern. And that's all the water it ever needs. How quaint, how Neolithic—and how smart.
That palm oil listed in the ingredients of your favorite candy bar or lipstick? More and more of it comes from forest and farmland razed by multinational corporations a world away.
Allowing our planet to warm to limits set by international agreements would be disastrous, leading climate scientist James Hansen argues in a new paper that makes the moral case for urgent action.
A man reflects on growing up without a car, a trend that's gaining popularity with today's youth.
Introducing OnEarth’s first-ever theme month, exploring the ways in which cutting-edge ideas about sustainability have been influenced by wisdom from previous generations.
As we race toward the Next Big Sustainable Idea, it's worth pausing to check the rearview mirror.
Are you raising 'Generation Toxic?' Here’s how to keep your kids safe from some of the worst chemicals that could damage their development.
We’ve known for years that lead seriously impairs early childhood development. Now scientists are finding that our kids’ brains are at risk from a barrage of other common chemicals.
The Senate’s filibuster reform could be a big win for the environment. Here’s why.
Last week the government destroyed six tons of seized ivory in an effort to get tough on the illegal wildlife trade. Can similar efforts worldwide save elephants from extinction?
Sorry shirtless firemen, climate scientists could take over the sexy calendar market in 2014.
Chris Christie's strong performance after Hurricane Sandy ensured a landslide re-election, but the governor has done nothing to make sure his state doesn’t face more disasters.
Tiny plastic spheres used in cosmetics are polluting the Great Lakes. Local officials are trying to stem the tide.