There is probably no greater divergence between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump’s views than on climate change. Clinton thinks it poses grave danger, while Trump thinks it’s a fantasy. William Brangham asks The New York Times’ Coral Davenport and The…
By Joshua Cassidy and Carrie Boyle, KQED SCIENCE
Every summer, just beyond the crashing surf, hundreds of millions of tiny sea urchin larvae prepare for one of the most dramatic transformations in the animal kingdom.
By Making Sen$e Editor
A pilot program, which paid households in 60 villages to refrain from cutting down trees, put a significant dent in the pace of deforestation in the test area.
By PBS NewsHour
In Florida, one of the nation’s largest waterways is in danger as septic tanks are disrupting the fragile ecosystem of the state’s Indian River Lagoon. NewsHour Weekend special correspondent Lisa Desai has the story, which was supported by the Florida…
By Michael Biesecker, Associated Press
North Carolina's top public health official acted unethically and possibly illegally by telling residents living near Duke Energy coal ash pits that their well water is safe to drink when it's contaminated with a chemical known to cause cancer, a…
Climate change remains the most important issue not truly being discussed in the 2016 campaign.
The economic disaster in Venezuela caused by tumbling petrol prices — oil production is the main industry — is also behind an environmental one. Lake Maracaibo, which sustains the Añu indigenous group, is being contaminated by oil spills and the…
By David Biello
Environmental science writer David Biello says the challenge for our next president is not to choose between embracing globalization or focusing at home, but to realize that the two are inextricably intertwined.
By Leigh Anne Tiffany
We can now get up close and personal with corals, watching how they kiss and fight, thanks to a new high-tech microscope.
An algae bloom in southeast Florida has grown so large it’s visible from space. A NASA satellite snapped an image of the algal bloom in early May as it festered across 33 square miles in Lake Okeechobee, which…
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