This Woman Has Spent Almost a Year of Her Life Under Water

Dr. Sylvia Earle prepares for a dive in the DeepSee submersible – Coiba, Panama. ©Kip Evans – Mission Blue.

Scientist and explorer Sylvia Earle warns that the oceans are “not too big to fail.” But she also says that just maybe, we’re growing wise enough to save them.

What Happens When The Government Shuts Down 94 Percent of the EPA

factory with smoke stack

Most of the government workers monitoring your air quality, water, and chemical spills got sent home. What now? 

Can We Finally Have a Serious Talk About Population?

A view of Sao Paulo, Brazil, one of the world's largest megacities with nearly 20 million people.

Alan Weisman, bestselling author of The World Without Us, tackles the world’s exploding human population in his new book, Countdown.

6 Scary Conclusions in the UN’s New Climate Report


Scientists are more sure than ever that we’re behind global warming, and that it’s going to be bad.

Live from Stockholm: Global Science Panel Releases Landmark Climate Report


Scientists warn of “unequivocal” climate change that is “unprecedented over decades to millennia.”


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