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Will we write Earth's next chapter or its obituary?

<b>(CNN) —</b> When National Geographic first sent some of the world's best photographers and mapmakers on assignment more than 125 years ago, we didn't set to capture the "before" photos for an imperiled planet. But that's exactly what happened.<p>Over the decades, from the Matterhorn to the Great Barrier …

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Why the Fossil Fuel Divestment Movement May Ultimately Win

Nestled in Vermont’s bucolic Champlain valley, Middlebury College is a seedbed of environmental activism. Middlebury students started 350.org, the …

Officials Are Looking for People Who Flew Drones Over California Wildfires

Officials want to know who flew drones near several wildfires in California’s San Bernardino mountains, causing firefighters to temporarily ground …

Alaska’s Sockeye Fire Among The Most Dangerous Of Over 50 Raging Wildfires In The State

Wildfires are blazing through the Alaskan wilderness again this year, though not as early in the season as last year’s wildfires in the region. …

Rapidly Spreading Wildfire Forces Hundreds To Evacuate In California

A rapidly spreading brushfire burning in parched timberland north of San Francisco has forced the evacuation of 500 people and destroyed several buildings less than 12 hours after it broke out, fire officials said on Thursday.<p>The blaze, named the "Rocky Fire," is one of a string of wildfires …

Greenland Experiences Sudden Onset of Melt Season

It appears that Greenland’s melt season is making up for lost time.<p>After a cool spring kept Greenland’s massive ice sheet mostly solid, a …

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10 Reasons Why Organic Food Is Worth The Expense

Let's face it: you want to eat well. You want to be certain that you are biting into something that will help you feel energized and healthy, won't …

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Global warming’s scorching toll: Why India’s deadly heat wave can’t be ignored

<b>An Indian man bathes in water from a roadside tap in Kolkata, India, Sunday, May 31, 2015. Heat-related conditions, including dehydration and heat stroke, have killed more than 2,000 people since mid-April in the southern Indian states of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana, according to state officials.</b> …

How Scientists Are Solving the Mystery of What Killed Half the World's Saiga

120,000 saiga antelope were wiped out in just a matter of weeks. Here's how researchers are figuring out what happened.<p>When we hear about huge losses in an endangered species, it's usually over the course of several months or years, and it's often the fault of humans. But sometimes, nature can …

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4 Major GMO Threats that Endanger Our World Every Day

When genetic engineering was just a frontier science, the possibilities it presented were portrayed as positive and innovative, especially for …

Sudden onset of ice loss in Antarctica so large it affects Earth's gravity field

Scientists have observed a sudden increase of ice loss in a previously stable region of Antarctica. The ice loss in the region is so large that it …

What Would Happen if We all Grew Food?

<i>A Fall sunset in California’s Central Valley (photo: P.M. Lydon, Final Straw)</i><p>I’d like to start off with a story about a woman I know who works full …

Rodale Institute brings organic gardens to Allentown

Behind Allentown's oldest home, a revolutionary idea is sprouting.

Why Permaculture Isn’t Just Organic Farming

Even most practitioners of permaculture have trouble defining it, partly because its not just one technique of doing this or that, but mostly because …

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The Extinction of Fruits and Vegetables in 80 Years

Seeds represent the foundation of life. We depend on them for food, for medicine and for our very survival. In many ways, you can trace the …

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NASA Soil Moisture Mission Begins Science Operations

NASA's new Soil Moisture Active Passive (SMAP) mission to map global soil moisture and detect whether soils are frozen or thawed has begun science …

Climate change: Global warming slowdown tracked to Indian Ocean

Scientists on Tuesday reported having unlocked the mystery of a slowdown—a false pause— in global warming since the late 20th century, saying the …

Investors With $25 Trillion Detail Opportunity in Climate Change

As more than 1,000 executives gather in Paris to discuss their response to climate change, a group of investors managing $25 trillion opened a web …

Marshall Islands flooding blamed on climate change

The atolls of the Marshall Islands are narrow and practically level with the sea, leaving their 68,000 residents nowhere to move to as a rising sea and increasingly frequent floods threatens to swamp the country. Unlike in many parts of the world where climate change often seems a distant threat, …