Living

Jerkstorm alert

The weather is throwing thunderstorm tantrums

Yet another reason that coal dust is not your friend.

Climate & Energy

Climate denier tries to expose scientists, fails miserably

Facts are hard.

Justice

L.A. heatwave could mean more pollution for communities of color

Three generating stations have been approved to burn diesel as power demand spikes this summer.

Nary a Drop to Drink

When I travel, is bottled water the best option?

A reader getting ready to live abroad wonders how to find potable water. Advice maven Umbra Fisk says the power is in his hands.

shock & thaw

Is this giant chasm in Siberia a portal to the underworld? You decide!

The "door to the underworld" is what happens when permafrost in Siberia thaws dramatically.

Justice

Fight over Grand Canyon pits Native Americans against John McCain

What’s the Grand Old Party got against the Grand Canyon?

Cities

Fancy streetlights save a lot of energy but steal your sleep

LED streetlights sound like a great idea. But there's a hitch.

emission control

That massive methane leak in L.A. was visible from space

You can't sneak a gas leak past NASA.

Climate & Energy

Norway talks a big game, promises to go carbon neutral by 2030

Right now, it’s just talk.