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How a new source of water is helping reduce conflict in the Middle East
Scientists and others look to desalination as a way to unite longtime enemies in a common cause.
If carbon pricing is so great, why isn’t it working?
Political hurdles and low prices have made carbon pricing a low-impact affair. But there’s still…
If lead ammunition is bad for people and the environment, why do we still use it?
Concerns about regulation, skepticism about the science and misperceptions about costs are slowing…
Why degraded reefs could be the future of ocean conservation
When there’s not enough pristine habitat left to save an ecosystem, it’s time to take a new look at…
Sparking climate engagement through art and community
Can art and spectacle raise awareness of climate change? Organizers of a yearly gathering in…
These fires are huge, hidden and harmful. What can we do?
Smoldering peat gives off massive quantities of carbon dioxide and other pollutants, but the search…
Documentary features Louisiana “climate refugees” on the move
The phrase “climate refugee” likely brings to mind images of people fleeing a low-lying Pacific…
The developing world is awash in pesticides. Does it have to be?
Herbicides, insecticides and fungicides threaten the environment and human health in many parts of…
Researchers are learning from indigenous communities. Here's why that's a good thing.
9 reasons not to be depressed about the planet.
makes best use of
? You might be surprised.
America Wastes $160 Billion in Food Every Year But Is Too Busy to Stop
: Can mountains of animal bones boost food security in Ethiopia?
: It's a start: Kenya jails ivory kingpin for 20 years
who made this happen
Why geoengineering can be only part of the
The Race To Stop A Looming Food Disaster In Southern Africa
What science can tell us about the links between
and massive heat waves
The amount of coal, oil, gas and renewable energy used by the global economy is falling quickly