We can’t ignore the ugly fact of forced sterilizations in the U.S.

We talked with the filmmaker behind "No Más Bebés," a documentary on the forced sterilization of Latina women at a California hospital in the 1970s.


Garbage-detecting vultures tackle Lima’s trash problem

As the saying goes, the early bird gets la basura.


Mushroom burial suit turns dead bodies into clean compost

Meet the Infinity Burial Suit.


5 percent of polluters create 90 percent of toxic emissions. Guess where they’re located?

A new study shows "toxic outliers" more likely to be located in communities of color.

When a Whole Foods or Trader Joe’s moves in, there goes the neighborhood

Fancy grocery stores drive up housing prices and drive out low-income residents.

What to know about the Zika virus outbreak, El Nino, and climate change

Scientists say a "perfect storm" of biological, economic, and climatic events triggered the epidemic.

Contain Your Excitement

What kind of to-go containers should I use at my new restaurant?

A budding eco-restaurateur wonders what her options are for to-go containers, so advice maven Umbra Fisk pulls up a seat at La Table du Leftovers.

Driverless cars: Utopian idea could lead to commute from Hell

Billions are being invested in autonomous vehicles. But is that a good thing?


Moving to a new city? Now’s the perfect time to upgrade your habits

A new study shows that it might be easier to adopt more eco-friendly habits after a major life transition.