Earlier this week, with national attention focused on accountability for the pro-Trump rioters who stormed the capitol building in Washington, D.C., Ohio quietly became the 13th state since 2017 to legislate harsher penalties for trespassing on or otherwise interfering with energy and industrial infrastructure — a move that activists and civil liberties groups say is…
Dinosaurs ruled Earth for 180 million years, but to dominate they had to outcompete a slew of other animals. Paleontologist Emma Schachner thinks their lungs could have been the competitive advantage (Image credit: Courtesy of TED)
Journalist Beth Gardiner and activist Yvette Arellano explain the long-term health effects of air pollution. Yvette lives in a Houston neighborhood near the largest petrochemical complex in the U.S. (Image credit: TED)
The Supreme Court justice has not recused herself from a climate case against Big Oil, despite her family ties to one of the main defendants.
The Trump administration is set to approve a controversial land swap, clearing the way for a giant copper mine to open beneath sacred Oak Flat.
As Americans stayed home during the pandemic, cars and planes produced less heat-trapping emissions. But the effect is only temporary. (Image credit: Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
Q. Dear Umbra, Every time I feel hopeful about the state of the world, a terrible news story knocks the wind out of my sails. How do you deal with good news/bad news whiplash? — Out Of Focus A. Dear OOF, The world has long been a contradictory place full of simultaneous hope and dread….
Direct air capture is costly and energy-intensive, but new research shows why large-scale investments in the near future could pay off down the road.
At least a dozen people died and more than 80 people fell ill after untreated water from the Flint River caused lead to leach from old pipes, poisoning the water system city residents relied on. (Image credit: Mark Wilson/Getty Images)
Going far beyond expectations, the Trump administration eliminated protection from more than three million acres of northern spotted owl habitat in the Pacific Northwest.