A landmark decision in Rhode Island holding three manufacturers responsible for lead poisoning is a sign of progress nationwide.
Corn is the magic cure of the moment, which Bush and the global-warming naysayers contend will save the planet. Don't buy it.
Abrupt climate change is rapidly turning the American West into a desert. But a culture in denial continues rampant suburbanization, fueled by the delusion that our water supply is inexhaustible.
America has lacked a real leader for so long, it comes as a shock to see someone as visionary as Gore speak clearly to Congress about the climate crisis.
War and corruption have decimated Iraq's oil supply, and Western companies are angling for a cut of what's left.
Some political leaders spin fantasies about how to deal with global warming. Others, like Al Gore and London Mayor Ken Livingston, are prepared to deal with the ugly truth. Who do you believe?
A child dies after being enveloped by toxic pesticides on a soybean mega-farm, and two landowners are found guilty of homicide. Four years later, they still haven't paid the price for the crime.
Media frenzy to the contrary, a warm winter doesn't point to the end of the world--scientific evidence does.
The good news on the latest global warming report: Political leaders can no longer ignore it. The bad news: It's probably too late.
In the world's increasingly crowded cities, personal space is shrinking--and so are options for personal happiness.