Water, water everywhere — but less than half of a percent of Earth's reserves are drinkable. That's just one shocking fact Neil deGrasse Tyson and five experts dropped at this year's Isaac Asimov Memorial
A Vancouver building illustrates how architecture can make an active, positive contribution to the environment. It’s probably too harsh to say that green building has jumped the shark, but triple-glazed
By Dana Milbank Dana Milbank Op-ed columnist covering national politics Email Bio Follow For years, the fossil-fuel industries have been telling us that global warming is a hoax based on junk science.
Changing Planet By Neal Lineback and Mandy Lineback Gritzner, Geography in the NewsTM The Great Swirling Pacific Garbage Patch Ocean pollution is growing at an astonishing rate. On June 1, 2008, two scientists
There are about 31,251 square miles of roads, parking lots, driveways, playgrounds, bike paths, and sidewalks in the lower 48 states. If Julie and Scott Brusaw have their way, they will all someday be
Environment State geologists in Ohio have for the first time linked earthquake activity in the Marcellus Shale basin to hydraulic fracturing, confirming the suspicions of activists pushing for drilling
Europe will cut its greenhouse gas emissions by 40% by 2030, compared with 1990 levels, the toughest climate change target of any region in the world, and will produce 27% of its energy from renewable
Climate-change debates often focus on how to cut the carbon spew of particular countries—China and the US above all. But another way to do such carbon accounting is to look at individual fossil-fuel projects.
Some of the world's top climate scientists say wind and solar energy won't be enough to head off extreme global warming, and they're asking environmentalists to support the development of safer nuclear
These 10 classic treks are for serious walkers. All of them require a sturdy pair of lungs, fit legs and a good amount of preparation. However, if you choose to go on any of these trails then you will
Visitors to a zoo in China got a rude surprise when the lion started barking. Turns out it was no lion, but just a Tibetan mastiff, a large, hairy breed of dog — which, for what it's worth, more closely