‘The East’: A stupid eco-activist fantasy film only the FBI could love

To study activism, the filmmakers didn't go to protests -- they foraged weeds from dumpsters.

Climate & Energy

How the Kochs funneled millions to climate deniers through a secretive nonprofit

An investigation by The Independent reveals how the Kochs have tried to anonymously fund anti-science research.

Climate & Energy

2012 was a record year for worldwide crop insurance claims

And 2013 is likely to continue that trend.


McDonald’s new sustainable fish is — surprise! — not so sustainable

Fish McBites and Filet-O-Fish sandwiches are getting a stamp of approval from the Marine Stewardship Council, but they're not exactly green eats.

Climate & Energy

Congratulations to ExxonMobil, the new largest company in the world

Investors see a rosy future for this juggernaut, for some reason.


During the coldest week in decades, some Sandy-damaged homes still don’t have heat

That's one reason why New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo says areas hardest hit by the storm should not be rebuilt in the same way.

Climate & Energy

Beijing’s air is dirty for the same reason yours might be: Polluting neighbors

Air pollution isn't deterred by borders, which causes problems here in the U.S. and in China.


When trees die, so do we

In areas where trees are being killed by beetles, more people are dying from cardiovascular and respiratory disease, according to new research.


Could the sharing economy kill public transit?

The guy who brought you NextBus now kind of wants to kill buses altogether.