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Oregon officials are doing whatever they can to keep the details of crude-by-rail shipments secret from the public—and that includes not asking railroads about them.
Since the first Earth Day in 1970, the United States has been warming at nearly twice the rate of the global average.
In this week’s “Years of Living Dangerously,” Arnold Schwarzenegger fights fire in the Wild West and Harrison Ford flirts with deportation.
When life hands you backyard chickens (yep, it's a trend), you make a lot of omelettes. But I'll skip on the roasted hen for now.
For most of the world's population, climate change means nothing but trouble. For a few, it means laughing all the way to the bank.
Forget Joffrey's big day. What happened on last night's 'Years of Living Dangerously?' We recap Showtime’s celeb-studded climate doc as only TV obsessives can.
The folks at Isidore Recycling are very good at taking things apart. But they’re even better at putting broken things back together again.
Can an IPCC report or a star-studded Showtime mini-series change the way people talk and think about climate change? Katharine Hayhoe urges her fellow climate scientists to ramp up their messaging game.
New rules expected to eliminate giant mounds of polluting dust might actually make the problem worse. Time for a rewrite.
Searching for debris from the missing Flight MH370 reveals just how much trash is mucking up the world’s oceans.
A massive scientific report from the U.N. Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change says global warming will affect every continent, every ocean, and every one of us.
This week’s (thankfully small) crude oil spill into Chicago’s drinking water source scares lawmakers into demanding better prevention plans.
An orca researcher witnessed the oil spill that changed Alaska's Prince William Sound forever. Baring her own scars, she returns to this damaged place to heal.
Will Hong Kong’s strangely colored (to Western eyes, anyway) icon survive the city’s massive development boom?
A tribute to writer Matthew Power.
If we ban plastic bags, some dog owners ask, how will we scoop up after Fido? So let's give them better options.