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Q&A
Journalist Dan Fagin traverses grand canyons of chemical, medical, and epidemiological scholarship in his book 'Toms River,' which just won the Pulitzer Prize for nonfiction.
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.
More good news for Alaska’s Bristol Bay as mining giant Rio Tinto withdraws from a proposed mega-mine.
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.
The family farm creates a deep attachment to the land. But it can also lead to a guilty conscience.
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.
Q&A
How ya gonna keep ’em down on the organic farm? By investing in them, says a veteran financial strategist.
Will Hong Kong’s strangely colored (to Western eyes, anyway) icon survive the city’s massive development boom?
Despite numerous scientific studies showing BPA-free plastic still poses risks to human health, the plastic industry is waging a “Big Tobacco” style campaign to bury the evidence.
As global temperatures warm, diseases are on the move—sometimes even crossing from the warm tropics to the frigid Arctic.
If we ban plastic bags, some dog owners ask, how will we scoop up after Fido? So let's give them better options.
The EPA announces that it will review whether a monstrous mine near Alaska's Bristol Bay can go forward.