Forests, mangroves, and wetlands are sometimes seen as the easy option—yet using nature to tackle climate change can be surprisingly controversial.
Without a drastic change to the system, sustainable agriculture risks becoming an esoteric side note—or simply another way for those with money to live healthier lives than those without.
The NRDC hopes its new research into municipal pollution can help organizers push for sound, equitable policy.
The Conservative British government has rallied behind fracking, but in Lancashire and beyond, locals are pushing back.
Tribal control of groundwater could mean opportunities for economic development, while helping Native Americans deal with the pressures of climate change.
New research suggests that corporations pollute more when there aren't local papers to hold them accountable.
Vulnerable communities of color living in the shadow of U.S. industry tend to suffer more than they gain.
Reviewing the government's expert testimony, we can see what its strategy will be as the Juliana case comes to trial.
A ruined view following a wildfire affects property values, but only because it's a painful reminder of risk, economists find.
Even as some observers were struck by the dire forecast, many others say that this is nothing new—and that national leaders will ignore it anyway.
According to a new study, wealthy and educated citizens could be the first to go.
Historical archives housed in universities, courthouses, and local libraries are at heightened risk from flooding and mold.
As hunting grows hazardous, Arctic community centers provide meals of whale and seal.
SB30 has bipartisan support in the state, and also enjoys the backing of Southern California Edison and representatives from the insurance industry.
Biologists have little idea where many of Colorado's bats reside. Athletes are helping.
Natural burials offer a greener alternative to traditional cemeteries, but Big Funeral is fighting back.
A sexist remark at a recent meeting prompted some soul-searching among the world's top climate scientists. How can they prevent women's expertise from being excluded?
Through a cycle of eight plays, Canadian playwright Chantal Bilodeau explores the inner lives of the Arctic's inhabitants during a time of dramatic change.
Deep learning models are allowing us to identify flora and fauna automatically. But are there scientific tasks—tasks so intrinsically human—that they can't be done by a computer?
Some of the poorest people in the U.S. end up spending more than 50 percent of their income on energy over the course of the year.
Critics say the Federal Energy Regulatory Agency has masked the high costs of the Atlantic Coast Pipeline to communities of color.
In California wine country, environmentalists and vintners have kept an uneasy peace. Corporate overreach and damage to the environment are fracturing it.
On the coastlines of America, many home buyers are ignoring the new realities of storms and floods—and, in too many cases, the government isn't helping.
Almost all American archives are at risk from disasters or changing temperatures. Community history will probably be the first to go.
As wildfires burn longer and fiercer, doctors are trying to work out how today's smoke will affect tomorrow's health.
A swift victory in the Colombian Supreme Court could pave the way for further legal action around the world.
In 2012, Little Village residents helped shut down a coal plant. Now, a redevelopment company plans to build a distribution center in its place, bringing more dirty trucks to the neighborhood.
Satellite images could suddenly make it a lot riskier to perpetrate these crimes.
With a Canadian company looking to mine gold, silver, and copper on ancestral lands, opponents worry about toxic water and the destruction of Menominee heritage.
Anti-pipeline activists find themselves in league with the swamp's Cajun crawfishers as they work to thwart projects by the same company that built the Dakota Access Pipeline.
A recent EPA survey takes into account extreme weather, but also social factors such as poverty, health, and governance.