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A new scorecard tells us about the toxic chemical footprints of everyday plastics. But the game between industry and consumers is still rigged.
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.
Another Icelandic volcano is primed to erupt. What can these events teach us about climate change?
Attention, Earthlings: You just went over budget.
Q&A
Sylvia Earle, the greatest living ocean explorer, on the new documentary 'Mission Blue' and why highways are scarier than submarines.
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 East is way chiller than the West. Like, temperature-wise.
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.