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Post-virus green reset urged for divided, ailing economies

In the face of protests, inequality and rising climate threats, a coronavirus recovery needs to spur a "greener, smarter, fairer" world

Trump’s executive order seeks controversial overhaul of seafood industry

Offshore aquaculture, which has long divided environmentalists and commercial fishing interests, now has a pathway to approval.

Is home working as good for the planet as we think?

As a result of the coronavirus lockdown measures, travel, and therefore energy usage, has plummeted. Is it simple to assume that our new home working habits are therefore better for the planet?

50 years of Earth Day: What's better today, and what's worse

Here are 10 big environmental victories — and 10 big failures.

How should a climate change reporter think about having children?

Reproduction is a fundamental feature of life on earth, but a morally fraught decision for anyone who has the choice. And there's not even a right answer.

Ira Einhorn, counterculture guru and murderer, dies in prison at 79

He preached peace, love and environmentalism. Then he killed his girlfriend, stuffed her body in a steamer trunk and fled to Europe.

These women unlocked the mysteries of the deep sea

On a record-breaking expedition in the 1930s, one group of women—a scientist, an artist, and a researcher—helped define the science of the sea.

Martin Luther King III urges South Carolina voters to consider environmental inequality

Martin Luther King III says South Carolina voters concerned about inequality in their communities should consider candidates' climate positions as they head to the polls this weekend.

‘Earth’ review: Humanity is digging its own grave

In this sobering documentary, Nikolaus Geyrhalter looks at how humans are changing the planet one backhoe at a time.

What Seattle’s WTO protests mean 20 years later

The 1999 WTO protests shut down Seattle and brought new attention to the effects of global trade. The event looms large in the activist imagination today.

The climate is at a tipping point. We need stories from the front lines

The people affected first and worst by the climate crisis are often the least likely to have their stories told. With your help, Tipping Point aims to change that.

Don’t burn trees to fight climate change - let them grow

Countries and public utilities around the world are trying to reduce carbon emissions by burning wood pellets for fuel instead of coal, but recent studies have shown that the practice will have disastrous effects.
Plastic recyclers in Nigeria. (Credit: King Baudouin African Development Prize/flickr)

Peter Dykstra: Eco-Overload

When the environmental movement came of age in the late 1960's, the issues and conflicts were clear: Solving endangered species meant protecting the adorably large and/or cuddly things – pandas, blue whales, or tigers. Stopping pollution meant shutting down the pipe or smokestack directly dumping into our air or water.

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Algoma Steel workers allege company had ‘full knowledge’ of exposure to lethal, cancer-causing chemicals

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Solar power on the rise at US schools

Report finds an 81% increase in K-12 schools using solar power over the last 5 years.

Microplastics in farm soils: A growing concern

Researchers say that more microplastics pollution is getting into farm soil than oceans—and these tiny bits are showing up in our fruits, veggies, and bodies.

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