There’s a Horrifying Amount of Plastic in the Ocean. This Chart Shows Who’s to Blame.

NOAA Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center/AP

The US isn’t as bad as you’d think…

Trains Hauling Crude Oil Across North America Just Keep Exploding


More evacuations, fireballs, and oil spills.

Vaccines Are One of Our Best Weapons Against Global Warming

measles vaccine

Climate change could make deadly diseases like rotavirus even worse.

Scientists Are Pretty Terrified About These Last-Minute Fixes to Global Warming


The most comprehensive study to date on geoengineering says we probably shouldn’t do it—at least not yet.

Are Solar Companies Ripping You Off?

Solar panels on the roof of a house in Apache Junction, Arizona. Darryl Webb/AP

Members of Congress and a big utility are teaming up to raise that question. But experts think their concerns are overblown.


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