The continued growth of power-hungry Bitcoin could lock in catastrophic climate change, according to a new study.
After a decade of failed carbon taxes, the state is taking another shot — this time with a grassroots makeover.
An independent analysis from public health experts at Harvard University estimates that 5,740 people likely died as a result of Hurricane Maria — 90 times higher than the official government estimate of 64 dead.
A few miles off the coast of the rapidly warming Antarctic Peninsula, scientists are getting their first-ever detailed look at one of the most mysterious mammals on the planet, minke whales.
Our forests are dying at unprecedented rates. Can we rethink conservation before it's too late?
High-schoolers are planning a climate march on Washington — but that's just the beginning.
Last week, at a New Orleans conference center that once doubled as a storm shelter for thousands during Hurricane Katrina, a group of polar scientists made a startling declaration: The Arctic as we once knew it is no more.
Today, each bitcoin transaction requires the same amount of energy used to power nine homes in the US for one day. And miners are constantly installing more and faster computers.
Rapid collapse of Antarctic glaciers could flood coastal cities by the end of this century.
Yolanda and Alan Young never intended to make Ivanhoe their home. They purchased a two-story, shirtwaist-style house in the Kansas City, Missouri, neighborhood at public auction in 1986, planning to renovate and rent or resell it. They moved in temporarily, then never left.
On the Northwest’s Columbia River, tribes fish for a new prosperity.
Worldwide, populations are being reshuffled on a massive scale.
Is a full-scale fracking ban a good idea? Some pro-environment policy experts and activists don’t think so.
Al Gore got stuck on a scissor lift. Studio execs fell asleep at a screening. And everybody hated the title. The true story of "An Inconvenient Truth," the most improbable — and important — film of our time.
It’s the abuse and violence at Rikers that have received the most attention. But there’s another dimension to the ongoing disaster there: the dangerous environmental conditions.
People argue about GMOs because they are worried about safety, or environmental integrity, or human rights. But because the category is so porous, any policy governing “GMOs” — whether encouraging or discouraging them — can work directly against those values.
“If we are going to solve those issues of climate change — deforestation, rapid urbanization, decrease of biodiversity — all those things, then I believe it helps to take one step back and think: ‘OK — what actually is our notion of nature and how is the relationship between the biosphere and the technosphere developing?’”
Instead of protecting trade secrets, they are handing the keys over to their competitors.
We are past the time when thought experiments are enough. We need to start thinking in practical terms about how to get the technologies we need ready.
If you follow the news, you might think that the biggest challenge cities face is not attracting the middle class, but keeping middle-income families from being priced out, or keeping long-time residents from being displaced by rising rents. This may be the case in the star cities, and a few others like Seattle and Austin. But a hard look at the data shows that the long-term trends are nothing like this at all.