Climate & Energy

Human/Nature

Our era’s iconic national park is hidden in New York City

Jamaica Bay is an imperiled swamp nestled next to the biggest city in America -- and it has a lot to teach us.

News

Louisiana’s flood couldn’t have been stopped, but it didn’t have to be so devastating

A set of canals, levees, and reservoirs that could have staunched Louisiana's floods had been deemed impractical.

Standing Rock is standing tall

After 525 years, it’s time to actually listen to Native Americans

The Standing Rock Sioux are fighting the Dakota Access Pipeline -- one of many indigenous groups opposing climate-wrecking projects.

Not just idle chitchat

Teens remind NYC drivers: It’s illegal to idle your car for more than three minutes

High-school reporters found lots of New Yorkers breaking a law that’s intended to curb air pollution.

air crud

“Smoke waves” from wildfires are getting worse — and getting more people sick

Air pollution during the worst smoke waves is expected to worsen more than 400 percent.

it's a wonderful world

This California couple uses more water than all of the homes in Los Angeles

Lynda and Stewart Resnick built a billion-dollar megafarming empire.

fuel’s errand

EPA scolded for failing to turn in its very important ethanol homework

The agency will reassess fuel farming by the end of next year.

Business & Technology

Exxon is looking for ways to slash carbon emissions

While under fire publicly for climate change, the company has found a way to cool down chemical manufacturing.

northhwest passage

With a lot of money and time on your hands, you too can disturb the Arctic for fun

Cruise ships begin the Arctic voyage.