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Congressional Republicans: Damn the environment, full cuts ahead!

The GOP majority is gunning for the environment with its new appropriations bills, which would gut federal climate efforts.


It’s time to change up your veggie burger routine. Here’s how

We turnip an exciting new veggie burger recipe.


It sure looks like the Pacific trade pact sucks. Why is Obama so hot for it?

A brief bipartisan rebellion was only a bump in the road for the Trans-Pacific Trade Partnership, which could undercut environmental rules.


Jeb Bush dismisses his church’s stance on climate change — why not gay marriage?

The candidate seems to follow Catholic teachings when they align with the Republican Party — and dismiss them when they don’t.


This giant algae bloom is ruining all the clams, making you cry

It's the biggest toxic bloom of its kind in a decade, stretching from Santa Barbara to Alaska. Welcome back to Spoiler Alerts.

Doing It On Porpoise

There are just 97 of these adorable porpoises left

The Gulf of California's vaquita is critically endangered, thanks to rampant gill-net fishing.

Climate & Energy

The “secret science committee” behind the pope’s encyclical

The Pontifical Academy is the "400-year-old collective ... that operates as the pope’s eyes and ears on the natural world."


Michigan just did something amazing for good food access

A new service will offer loans to businesses to boost low-income communities' access to fresh, healthy food.


What would the planet look like without lichen?

Lichens are "exquisitely" threatened by climate change, and could go extinct within a century.