Environment and Energy

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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.

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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.

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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

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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.

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