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Food & Health

The president’s executive order is meant to address the growing problem of antibiotic resistance. So why doesn’t it tackle one of the main culprits: factory farms?
The Endangered Species Act now protects 22 species of coral. Here are the four freakiest.
Oil pipeline projects across America are speeding forward without environmental review.
Your guide to the upcoming slew of activities focused on global warming.
BP’s 'willful misconduct' caused the 2010 Gulf spill, a federal judge rules—one day after a company spokesman blamed the media for exaggerating its impact. In the bayou, it's cold comfort.
A new scorecard tells us about the toxic chemical footprints of everyday plastics. But the game between industry and consumers is still rigged.
Norwegians hate whale meat. So why does the country insist on whaling?
Five celebrity ice bucket challenges that are easy on the eyes—and even easier on the water.
A new study says a federal cap-and-trade policy could pay for itself ten times over with health benefits.
Are the additives in our food safe? The government doesn’t know, either.
A Native American community stands up to a giant iron-ore mine.
Attention, Earthlings: You just went over budget.
A new study raises more alarm about mercury contamination in the ocean. What does that mean for your fish consumption?
Massachusetts is banning businesses from dumping leftovers in landfills. So what’s the best alternative?
Are germs hitching a ride on intercontinental dust clouds? We’re about to find out.
The dead zone in the Gulf of Mexico is big (really big), but it represents just a fraction of them in the United States.