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Climate & Energy

Cooling Pacific has dampened global warming, research shows

Scientists say changes in tropical waters could be responsible for the recent "pause" in rising temperatures.

Food

Has the world reached peak chicken?

You won't believe how many chickens live on this planet.

Climate & Energy

7 more national parks threatened by fire

Yosemite isn't the only park facing a growing risk of wildfires.

Food

Ask Umbra: Are GMO sugar beets bad for the birds?

A reader wonders if she's harming hummingbirds. Umbra busts out her binoculars and goes looking for answers.

Climate & Energy

Is global warming really slowing down?

Skeptics say global warming is over. They're wrong.

Climate & Energy

A gorgeous video of a devastating fire

Photographer Matt Johnson traveled to Colorado in June 2013 and shot time-lapse footage of the West Fork Complex Fires.

Climate & Energy

Mind the carbon gap

The difference between a country’s extraction, production and consumption emissions are what we call "carbon gaps." Here's a look at how different countries compare.

Climate & Energy

Why are some states trying to ban LEED green building standards?

The influential timber industry has its own set of standards, and environmentalists aren't happy.

Climate & Energy

Hope and fellowship

Climate change is so dire and social change is so slow. Is there any hope?