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Dangling cargo to win local support, Western enviros have instead aroused ire in Papua New Guinea.

Environmental writer Elizabeth Royte plumbs our obsession with bottled water.

Affluent foodies embrace sustainable agriculture, oblivious that ordinary people--especially the poor--don't have a seat at the table.

OK, God, we know James Dobson asked his followers to pray for rain on Obama in Denver last week. But this storm in New Orleans isn't what anybody had in mind.

Biofuels have become the new villain in the climate change and food crisis debate. But America's consumption of meat is a bigger part of the problem than the cars and trucks we drive.

This animated video finally answers the question: 'How did oil get so expensive?'

The race for "Jewish" bedrock has turned a Jerusalem slum's archaeological riches into an existential threat.

Floods, drought, pollution, wildfires: summer's extreme water conditions afflicting the United States this summer are a call to action. Why are we helpless?

Don't just bail out Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac: require them to start building environmentally responsible homes.

Writer and activist Raj Patel explains why shopping better won't solve the food crisis.

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Some Democrats and health groups say this Senate bill is even worse than the outdated Toxic Substances Control Act of 1976.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