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The Obama administration has agreed to allow the oil and gas industry to conduct seismic testing in the Atlantic Ocean. This is a terrible idea.
A new book evaluates whether natural gas is a 'transitional fuel' to a low-carbon future—or perhaps, more like a methadone addiction that's tearing apart rural communities.
Tough EPA limits on mining in Alaska’s Bristol Bay watershed could finally spell doom for a misguided mining venture.
A new video series that depicts Americans living on the front lines of climate change zooms in on one of our favorite vacation spots.
What will summer be like in your city by the end of the century? (Hint: hot.)
Ready for cyborgian cisterns? Sentient sewer systems? The coming smart-tech revolution promises to marry infrastructure and the Internet.
After a serious spate of earthquakes in the Sooner State, another study points a shaky finger at the oil and gas industry.
Think you know the current state of U.S. agriculture? Don’t go betting the farm until you’ve read this.
The lingering effects of the polar vortex (yes, that again) may be keeping Chicago in a fog.
… And you can feed it—excellently—for a long time. So why, a new book asks, doesn’t more locally caught seafood end up on our plates?
Super-tiny nanomaterials are poised to revolutionize our technologies. As for what else they might do to us: nobody really knows.
The Supreme Court affirms the Environmental Protection Agency's authority to curb greenhouse gas emissions (again).
A huge increase in crude-by-rail disasters is prompting some states to be better prepared for what’s rolling round the bend.
It’s pretty cool to have the president speak at your graduation. It’s even cooler when the prez gets fired up about dinosaur flatulence and climate deniers.
It has no fear, it can see in the dark, and it never asks for weekends off. Oh, and we almost forgot: it flies. Wildlife poachers, meet the veldt’s newest night watchman.
American chestnuts are on the road to recovery with the help of nature, nurturing, and a few new genes.