Environment and Energy

"I Thought We’d Already Answered That Question": Will Politicians Keep Talking About Climate Change?
November 04, 2012

Sandy might mark the beginning of an important shift in the political dynamic around climate change.

A Psychologist Explains the Motives Behind the Fake Sandy Pics
October 31, 2012

In the middle of a disastrous storm, what makes people post fake images?

After Sandy, a Climate Change Conversation? Dream On
October 30, 2012

American politicians will never pay attention to the climate changes fueling natural disasters.

Why Won’t Obama or Romney Talk Climate Change?
October 24, 2012

For the first time since 1988, none of the presidential debates featured a discussion of global warming.

Where the Wild Things Were
October 11, 2012

A Zainesville zookeeper disputes police accounts of the Ohio town's infamous animal massacre

A Tale of Two Surveys: How to Understand The Only Polls Showing Obama in the Lead
October 11, 2012

The only two polls showing Obama in the lead use different methods than everyone else. Here's what that teaches us:

Nearing the Point of No Return? A Conversation With the Author of a Game-Changing New Climate Study
June 22, 2012

In anticipation of this week’s Rio+20 United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development, a group of 22 scientists from a variety of disciplines collaborated to complete a sobering—that is to say, terribly frightening—new study of the global ecosystem.

Creating Value from Society's Waste: The Viennese Method
May 29, 2012

Trash. Just the sound of the word brings to mind rotten food, mountainous landfills, and general noxiousness. But what if a city turned this image on its head? What if trash became a city resource? What if landfills became a relic of the past? This is the exact effort underway in Vienna, Austria.

What Would You Pay for Clean Water?
May 24, 2012

What would you pay for clean water? Clean water is a top health issue for any community, and that includes public and economic health. A modern s

Slideshow: The Animals Still Suffering From the BP Oil Spill
April 21, 2012

Friday marked the two-year anniversary of the disastrous BP oil spill. Triggered by the explosion on the Deepwater Horizon drilling rig on April 20, 2010, the tragedy took the lives of 11 people and continues to threaten the animals and ecology of the Gulf of Mexico. Two years later, TNR takes a look at some of the animals that continue to be affected by the spill, which spewed about 4.9 million barrels of oil into the water.  DolphinsIn the two years since the BP spill, over 600 dolphins have been found washed up on Louisiana beaches: 95 percent are already deceased.