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To achieve radical change, writer George Monbiot says we need a new story that explains the present and guides the future. He offers a vision built around our innate capacity for cooperation.
Racial discrimination shaped the map of Minneapolis. Community groups are calling on the city to follow through on a new land use plan designed to address housing disparities and climate change.
A new study of dinosaur eggs, as well as a football-size egg from Antarctica, shows how some ancient creatures relied on soft shells rather than hard ones.
Climate change and reducing greenhouse gas emissions are not part of the $3 trillion in U.S. relief packages passed so far — despite a long history of funding energy programs after economic crises.
California's largest utility company pleaded guilty on Tuesday to 84 counts of involuntary manslaughter. It marks the first time that any major utility has been charged with homicide.
Arctic watchers fear 150,000 barrels of diesel oil from a ruptured fuel tank at a Russian nickel mine will spill into the Arctic Ocean, as cleanup efforts falter.
At the heart of the case was a legal question about which federal agency — if any — had authority to grant a permit for the pipeline, which would cross under the trail in central Virginia.
The federal government is planning a massive system of floodwalls, pumps and surge barriers for Miami. But it doesn't address the more frequently felt threat from rising sea levels.
The accident, 20,000 tons of diesel fuel spilling into a river, took place at a power plant in a city north of the Arctic Circle. Local officials face criminal charges for their slow response.
On Thursday the EPA ordered the e-commerce giants to stop selling a list of unregistered and misbranded products, some of which contained toxic chemicals like methylene chloride and chlorine dioxide.
The return of sea otters to historic habitats can restore ecosystems and bring economic benefits, but hungry otters can also threaten the food security of remote indigenous communities.
Yosemite National Park reopens Thursday after nearly three months of closure because of the pandemic. Local businesses are beginning to reopen as well, and many visitors are eager to return.
The EPA does not require companies to notify federal regulators if the pandemic interferes with pollution monitoring or reporting. That leaves states alone on the front lines of pollution control.
Some cities are balking at spending big money on treatment projects to keep sewage out of waterways. Washington, D.C., considered canceling a project to protect the Potomac River.
A federal court ordered farmers to stop spraying one of the country's most widely used herbicides. But the Environmental Protection Agency says farmers can use chemicals that they've already bought.