Fancy New York hotels commit to going green

The Waldorf Astoria is among the hotels committed to reducing CO2 emissions by 30 percent.

Is Amazon entering yet another market?

The mega-retailer could be getting into the cargo market to compete with UPS and FedEx.


Pie in the sky: Wood-fired pizza and air quality issues

No matter how attached we might be to that super-heated crust, the traditional ways aren't automatically the healthiest.

Disappearing coastlines and rising seas: How the GOP is killing Florida

Florida was once a leader on climate change. Now, it's a laughingstock.


New York’s housing plan will displace longtime residents — so neighborhoods are fighting back

The city boroughs' boards have rejected de Blasio's gentrification-by-another-name housing plan. Will the City Council follow suit?

Climate & Energy

This year, these maps made us see the world differently

Migrating coastlines, urban parking sprawl, and rivers running through it: These maps made our days in 2015.


What this California department’s racist emails could mean for the communities it’s supposed to protect

Is there a bias problem at the state's Department of Toxic Substances Control? Sure looks that way.


The wacky, messy tale of the man who just wanted to make a dog poop lamp

It took imagination, ingenuity, and months of meetings, but Matthew Mazzotta's poop-digester project finally turned dog waste into public lighting.


If you thought New Jersey was toxic, wait until you hear the news about its state prisons

More than half of New Jersey's state prisons are toxic sites.