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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?

Saola

How the $20 billion illegal animal trade has pushed the saola—and countless other species—to the brink of extinction.

Oil fields in Bahrain

It’s not overproduction in shale fields, and it’s not global economic stagnation. It’s something far more threatening to Big Oil’s business model.

Prayer after a whale hunt

An ice-choked ocean, tens of thousands of whales, no proven technology in case of emergency and a mission for oil: what could possibly go wrong?

Gaza City

The first quarter-century of crisis over eastern Mediterranean natural gas has been nothing but prelude.

Fifty years after the first US troops came ashore at Da Nang, the Vietnamese are still coping with unexploded bombs and Agent Orange.

Blogs

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

As its battle against the Obama administration’s Clean Power Plan intensifies, Big Coal is getting a lot of help from friends in high places.

March 25, 2015

Some Democrats and health groups say this Senate bill is even worse than the outdated Toxic Substances Control Act of 1976.

March 19, 2015

Florida officials have reportedly been banned from using the terms "climate change" and "global warming."

March 9, 2015

Refusing to divest now is an irresponsible and unsustainable abrogation of Harvard’s power.

February 12, 2015

The scariest conclusion of a new comprehensive study is that scientists have no clue what geoengineering would really do to the planet.

February 10, 2015

Tell your election officials to support a new rule that would help protect the drinking water of more than 117 million Americans.

February 10, 2015

Because nothing says "I love you" like refusing to get vaccinated.

February 9, 2015