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Solar panels

There are four big reasons fossil fuel could go the way of the dinosaur sooner than we think.

wind turbines

Leaders are framing the climate crisis in moral language, renewable energy is soaring—and the coal industry is collapsing.

The scientific race toward “precision medicine” is shifting the ethical foundations of public health.

The Atlas Mountains

The fight between terrorism and tourism in Algeria’s Atlas Mountains.

Thanks to the revolution in digital technology, privacy is about to go the way of the eight-track player.

The “logic” of capitalist development has left a nightmare of environmental destruction in its wake.

The future will follow an unpredictable route, but we must still follow a compass called hope. 

Why was former president and climate-justice hero Mohamed Nasheed sentenced to prison on terrorism charges?

Blogs

When the green hype overpowers industrial safety, workers pay the price.

June 24, 2015

The pope’s encyclical on climate change is a call for economic justice.

June 23, 2015

How the “Twin Ocean Railroad” pits people against profit.

June 19, 2015

As governor of Florida, Bush said publicly that climate change was not a “top priority.” He also quietly ordered a review of policy options for responding to it.

June 18, 2015

Is Republican Representative Ken Ivory trying to save rural counties, or defraud them?

June 16, 2015

The world’s largest oil and gas companies are finally admitting climate change is real—and that they’re to blame.

June 16, 2015

How everyone benefits from the merger of worker protection and sustainability in one of the city’s least-regulated industries.

June 12, 2015

You can’t squeeze clean water out of dirty business.

April 27, 2015

We look back to the time when a science columnist wrote up one possible replacement for "the fossil fuel which is now so important an element in the existing order of human society."

April 22, 2015

Today, the environment is a controversial issue divided along partisan lines—but it wasn't always that way.

April 20, 2015