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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.
A Nebraska court ruling and outpouring of public comments forces the State Department to extend its consideration of the tar sands pipeline.
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.
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.
Scientists are tapping into the secret wisdom of trees—even when they don't know what they're looking for.
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.
Making sure the Clean Water Act covers small streams and headwaters would protect the drinking water of millions of Americans.
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.
Scientists serendipitously discovered a new technique for measuring the impact of offshore oil spills. Will we be smart enough to make their happy accident a permanent part of our disaster response?
Knitting sweaters for penguins is adorable, but wield those needles for people instead.