Melting ice and rising seas are shifting the position of the North Pole by eight inches a year.
As in the rest of the developed world, bike share programs now offer a clean, healthy transportation alternative in many major US cities.
Utilities are fighting with solar advocates over an obscure but important policy called "net metering." Here's what's at stake, and why it matters.
One day, the temperature was 22 degrees F. The next day, it was 92.
Scan a product with Buycott, and it analyzes the insane web of corporate ownership in order to tell you exactly what terrible policies you'd be supporting if you bought that cereal.
To most Americans, the words “ electric car ” are synonymous with green, or zero carbon emissions, and fuel economy. Venturi, a luxury electric vehicle manufacturer in France, is looking to add a third word: speed. read more
The energy you put into pedaling this bike powers an air purifier so you can breathe better. Unless it rains and the whole thing electrocutes you.
Newtok, Alaska, is losing ground to the sea at a dangerous rate and for its residents, exile is inevitable.
The president of the largest conservation group in the galaxy says that when it comes to cleaning air and water and standing up to climate change, nature has the best answers.
In their new book, "Nature's Fortune," Mark Tercek and Jonathan Adams tell the story of how the Big Apple built the best water treatment system in the world, no filters required.
No one—aside maybe from survivalists who’d stocked up on MREs and assault rifles—was really looking forward to a peak-oil world. Read this 2007 GQ piece by Benjamin Kunkel—while we’re discussing topics from the mid-2000s—that imagines what a world without oil would really be like. Show More Summary
How did I end up naked in a stranger’s apartment—floating in a saltwater tub, surrounded by darkness and silence—realizing that for the first time in my life I had achieved total mindfulness?
In its most important land use decision since 2011, the California Supreme Court has upheld local governments’ power to ban marijuana dispensaries within their jurisdictions. Last week the court unanimously rejected marijuana advocates’ claim that such local bans are preempted by California state law. The Supreme Court’s opinion in City of Riverside v. Inland Empire […]
The meat from chickens raised with arsenic-based drugs contains considerably higher levels of inorganic arsenic, a very toxic carcinogen, new research from the Johns Hopkins Center for a Livable Future at the Bloomberg School of Public Health has found. Show More Summary
Wind turbines killed an estimated 83,000 birds of prey last year, yet the administration has never prosecuted a wind farm for killing a protected bird.
Earthworms, when present in healthy numbers in a garden’s soil, effectively protect the plants there from being consumed by slugs, according to new research from the University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences in Vienna. An interesting finding, for those of us that like to garden. Show More Summary
Another powerful X-class solar flare just erupted from the Sun — the third within only 24 hours. the solar flare registered as a X3.2, making it the most powerful solar flare of the year. This third flare peaked in intensity at about 9:11 pm EDT on May 13, 2013. Show More Summary
The Jewish festival of Shavuot, which begins at sundown this evening, commemorates the Israelites’ receiving of the Torah at Mt. Sinai. Shavuot is thus the paradigmatic lawyers’ holiday given its focus on law and justice. This connects nicely with the other two great pilgrimage holidays found in the Jewish Bible, giving us a trinity (so […]
Driving rates in the U.S. continue to decline, thanks to millennials. A new report argues that the rejection of car culture is here to stay.
New research suggests that people in counties with coal-fired power plants are more likely to kill themselves.