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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.
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.
A middle schooler says he can save the government millions in printing costs and reduce ink-based waste with a simple font switch. Could it be that easy?
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.
The folks at Isidore Recycling are very good at taking things apart. But they’re even better at putting broken things back together again.
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.
New rules expected to eliminate giant mounds of polluting dust might actually make the problem worse. Time for a rewrite.
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.
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.
Let me get this straight: you want to flood a pristine valley in Canada to generate power so you can ship natural gas overseas to keep Asia’s lights on?