rising sea levels

Sea Level Rise Is Already Here

For the 44% of the world's population that lives near the coastline, global climate change is no longer abstract. 
clothing donations

Fast Fashion Fills Our Landfills

Americans dispose of about 12.8 million tons of textiles annually. Fashion has a major impact on the environment. So what is the industry doing about it?
recycling plastic bottles

One Way to a Cleaner Ocean? Plastics!

A new technology allows ships to dredge the ocean for plastic, then compress it into bricks. But plastic recycling has proved difficult in the past.
American Bison

The Bison Is America’s New National Mammal

The American bison joins the bald eagle as the second national animal. What will the designation mean for its conservation status?
altruistic marmot

Why Do Animals Share?

Natural selection should weed out the do-gooders and leave only egoists, but animals share just the same.

Can You Hear It? The Cicadas Are Back

After 17 years quietly developing under the soil, 3 species of periodical cicadas emerged this summer. How do these insects coordinate?

For the Endangered American Eel, A Long, Slippery Road to Recovery

The endangered American eel, once abundant along the U.S. East Coast, is critically important in keeping rivers ecologically sound.
Gladyes Williamson holds up a discolored jug of water and chants along with other protestors outside the Farmers Market downtown on April 25, 2015, which marks the one year anniversary of the City of Flint switching from using Detroit water to Flint River water. Flint residents of all ages gathered outside Flint City Hall, located on S. Saginaw Street, with signs, t-shirts, and megaphones before walking throughout many streets downtown to voice their concerns with the public. (Sam Owens/The Flint Journal-MLive.com via AP)

Should the EPA Be Blamed For the Crisis in Flint?

The EPA has claimed no wrongdoing in the crisis in Flint. Should they have?

Is Tropical Sustainable Logging Possible?

So-called sustainable commercial logging is not sustainable.

It’s Official: A Global Mass Extinction is under Way

New research confirms that the next mass extinction is in progress, and we’re the cause.