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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.
Local communities tend to get rattled when big energy shows up in small places—especially when the places are as beautiful as Montana's Rocky Mountain Front.
Despite numerous ties between the agency’s consultants and TransCanada, an Inspector General’s report finds no problem with the Keystone XL environmental review process.
As oil trains derail across the United States, a windswept—and vulnerable—stretch of Montana’s Glacier National Park underscores the folly of transporting crude by rail.