If you’re planning to visit Sequoia this summer, best check for smog alerts; on many days the ozone is as bad as L.A.’s.
The 10,000 residents of Reserve, Louisiana, have a pollution-driven cancer risk 50 times the U.S. average, and little reason to think the EPA will help them.
Contrary to what you may have heard, Minnesota’s Environmental Quality Board requires full environmental impact statements for only a handful of projects each year.
Arctic temperatures have risen more than twice as much as the Northern Hemisphere overall — in winter, nearly three times as much.
A pair of fungi are implicated in 501 species declines, exceeding the havoc caused by rats — and house cats.
Andrew Reeves’ “Overrun” demonstrates convincingly how this crisis, decades in the making, was no unforeseeable convergence of accidents and errors.
Also: Why unfunded cleanup costs are a virtual certainty in mining for copper, nickel and other metals.
The study finds an overall decline in sustainable fish catch of 4.1 percent worldwide. It represents an annual loss in seafood production of about 1.4 million metric tons, or a bit over 3 billion pounds.
The total of civil penalties collected from polluters “was the lowest in both actual and inflation-adjusted dollars since at least 1994.”
Our collective choices undermine security, too: Of 6,000 plant species cultivated for food, just nine account for two-thirds of global crop production.
The White House is expected to give its blessing to what, by general agreement of the environmental commentariat, is the most extensive advance in protecting public lands and waters for at least 10 years.
Thomas L. Friedman gets credit for coining the term in 2007, but others were thinking along these lines still earlier.
An example of the coming unpredictability is Madison’s iconic Lake Mendota, where ice used to form early and last all season; this winter it has reopened and refrozen twice so far.
The same protein that makes bugs’ blood blue can break down the main barrier to making cheap, clean energy from woody biomass.
A long-lived conundrum, over disparity between measurements and climate models, is resolved in modeling’s favor.
Without a doubt, consensus was strongest on various measures of progress toward a renewably powered world during 2018.
Three tales of things buried beneath the earth.
From climate change’s potential to bring social collapse to ideas on why feathered dinosaurs survived.
The so-called “transparency rule” would exclude all epidemiology research from use in setting clean-air standards.
MIT lists the scientist in its 2018 Disobedience Awards, along with founders of #MeToo movement.