Rents in this North Dakota oil town are now higher than in NYC or San Francisco

Blame fracking. In the boomtown of Williston, N.D., a 700-square-foot, one-bedroom apartment can cost more than $2,000 per month.

John Kerry says climate change is a weapon of mass destruction

The secretary of state argues that global warming is as much of a threat as terrorism, epidemics, poverty, and WMDs.

Obama wants to spend $1 billion on climate adaptation

The president has proposed a "climate resilience fund" that would help the nation get ready for big changes.

You don’t have to live on a coast to get flooded out by climate change

Landlocked Zimbabwe has been experiencing worsening droughts and worsening floods. Right now the floods are the big problem.

Russian enviro who criticized Olympics sentenced to three years of forced labor

Yevgeny Vitishko publicized the appalling environmental damage caused by Olympic preparations, and Russian officials didn't like that.

New York, California move to ban beauty products containing microbeads

The microscopic balls of hard plastic flow down drains, get into rivers and oceans, and enter the food chain. Yuck.

Oil spills break fishes’ hearts

BP's Deepwater Horizon spill messed with the heart function of tuna, according to research published on Valentine's Day.

Just a fracking well exploding into flames — nothing to see here!

On Tuesday, a Chevron natural gas fracking well in Greene County, Pa., burst into flames. More than 72 hours later, it’s still burning.

America’s natural gas system is super-leaky, and that’s bad news for the climate

The leaks are so egregious that it would actually be better for the climate to run buses on diesel than on natural gas, according to a new study.