The future of U.S. cities hangs in the balance today. Here are the races that will have special bearing on our urban lives.
What's at stake in this election? Nothing that isn't laid bare on a flight over the West's booming, and devastated, gas fields.
This writer and adventurer traveled to the far corners of the globe in search of scenes of collapse and destruction. He came back weirdly heartened.
The veteran science writer isn't worried about earthquakes -- he's talking about diseases that come from wild animals as we tear into the Earth's last wild places.
Peter Seligmann, CEO of Conservation International, one of the largest conservation groups on the planet, explains why he decided to dump biodiversity and focus instead on humans.
Driven by a desire to see climate change firsthand, this hip hop artist took off for Antarctica with cameras and microphones. He hopes the audiovisual results will move your body and your mind.
This pioneering ecologist argued that protecting the environment was inseparable from social issues such as civil, women's, and consumer rights.
With federal funding for mass transit flagging, locals seek to pick up the slack with ballot-approved tax measures. So far, it seems to be working.
Around the world this week, people are spurning their cars in favor of buses, bikes, and their own two feet. Are you up for the challenge, America?
We've devised the world's shortest survey to find out what kind of actions our readers are taking. You know you want to.