In 1998, an unlikely tome by two academics became the most popular narrative of New York. The 4.7-pound, 1,424-page doorstop that focused on the city’s first three centuries won the Pulitzer Prize and
WASHINGTON — The average temperature in the United States has risen rapidly and drastically since 1980, and recent decades have been the warmest of the past 1,500 years, according to a sweeping federal
By Joel Clement Joel Clement was director of the Office of Policy Analysis at the U.S. Interior Department until last week. He is now a senior adviser at the department’s Office of Natural Resources Revenue.
There was once a town in the heart of America where all life seemed to be in harmony with its surroundings. The town lay in the midst of a checkerboard of prosperous farms, with fields of grain and hillsides
In the blink of a geological eye, climate change has helped reverse the flow of water melting from a glacier in Canada’s Yukon, a hijacking that scientists call “river piracy.” This engaging term refers
Next week, millions of Americans will celebrate Earth Day, even though, three months into Donald Trump’s Presidency, there sure isn’t much to celebrate. A White House characterized by flaming incompetence
Increases in ‘deaths of despair’—from drugs, alcohol-related liver diseases and suicide In 2015, two Princeton University economists published a landmark paper showing that mortality was rising for white
SYDNEY, Australia — The Great Barrier Reef in Australia has long been one of the world’s most magnificent natural wonders, so enormous it can be seen from space, so beautiful it can move visitors to tears.
By Matt Zapotosky , Matt Zapotosky National security reporter covering the Justice Department Email Bio Follow Philip Rucker and Philip Rucker White House Bureau Chief Email Bio Follow Rachel Weiner Rachel
The oyster is your world: The little aphrodisiac that could save our shores, clean our waters and much more
(Getty/Daniela Agius) Wild oyster populations are close to extinction — and without them our coastal communities would be shucked Diane Stopyra October 16, 2016 8:30pm (UTC) Yes, they're a staple of raw
Aggressive resistance to federal regulators. ALBANY— While the Cuomo administration has been extensively criticized for its slow reaction to the unfolding Hoosick Falls water pollution crisis, a new trove
Apple asked the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission on Monday (June 6) for permission to sell its surplus renewable energy at retail prices. Its move into energy markets seems to be one more step for
Architects, designers and urban planners are borrowing from natural phenomena as diverse as termite mounds and resilient grapefruits to design smart, sustainable cities With soaring glass skyscrapers swaths