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After a dozen years of foot-dragging, regulators are doing something about the toxins.

Encryption is a better safeguard of our civil liberties than the law.

Conservatives explore cutting benefits behind a high-tech facade.

A mammoth tusk exposed by mining near Dawson City, Yukon Territory, Canada.

Trying to bring extinct species back to life is the latest symptom of ecological anxiety.

Lituya Bay, Gulf of Alaska

The waters of the Gulf of Alaska are some of the most pristine in the world. That will change next month.

Colombia Soccer

On the field at the most ambitious indigenous sporting event in Colombian history.

The leaders of Britain’s three main parties have committed to it. We can do the same.

Union-led action on climate change has proliferated across the country.

A dried-up riverbed at Huangyangchuan reservoir

From climate change to endless war, we owe the next generation an apology for the mess we’re leaving them.

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Some Democrats and health groups say this Senate bill is even worse than the outdated Toxic Substances Control Act of 1976.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