algae whiz

The Olympics keeps getting greener — well, the pools do, anyway

Algae is turning Rio's pools a frightening shade of green.

Bacteria to the future

Cholera could make a comeback, thanks to climate change

As ocean temperatures have risen, so have the number of lethal bacteria that cause the waterborne disease.

Smashing Records

Here’s a new Olympic sport to consider: Safe sex

The push for protection is partially attributed to anxieties around the Zika virus, which is sexually transmittable.

I've Made A Huge Mistake

Flint’s lead-poisoned water cost the city nearly 100 times as much as it was supposed to save

The disastrous switch from Lake Huron to the Flint River as the city's water source will cost it nearly $460 million.


Colorado could vote to limit fracking on November ballot

The oil and gas industry is already fighting back.

Tide 2 Go

‘Alarming’ coral reef bleaching wave descends on the Maldives

It's a bad time to be a coral -- still.

Chevron won’t have to pay for its own version of Chernobyl

U.S. court rules Chevron won't have to pay Ecuadorians for decades of pollution.


This downer of a holiday keeps getting earlier every year

We just used up a year’s worth of natural resources.

Hot Bods

Enjoy it while you can: Climate change is already hitting the Olympics hard

In hot, polluted places like Rio, you’re actually better off just having a beer than exercising. Really.