Science & Environment

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The Pope huddles with mayors to tackle climate change

Pope Francis convened a two-day conference with sixty mayors from around the world to discuss what actions can be taken on a city-wide basis to combat climate change.

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Decline of Earth's plant life threatens human life

The destruction of the total biomass of the planet is fueled by the immense profits available under capitalism for the private exploitation of natural resources.

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Capitalism the culprit in the Sixth Extinction

If life on earth is to survive then we must reorient the means by which we survive currently toward keeping a balance with nature.

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The Pope tackles climate change in new encyclical

The Pope calls for serious and immediate action to address climate change and other environmental crises.

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Nuclear fallout, plastics mark human impact on planet, scientists say

We have entered a new geological era, in which human action is changing the physical world around us.

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As California drought deepens, water debate sharpens

As California struggles to meet new water use restrictions, the governor is urging a sharp increase in fines for the worst violators.

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Earth Day 2015: a call to action

On Earth Day 2015, humanity faces increasing environmental dangers, but movements to solve the issues are growing.

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Wildfire is first of many more due to California drought

"California water policy, water management, and infrastructure need to be changed: those systems were built in an old climate and the reality is, we're in a new climate."

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Amidst drought, the grass is only greener for LA’s wealthy

"It's all well and good that the wealthy are having their lawns painted green, but that's not a solution."

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Today in environmental history: Bill McKibben steps it up with 350.org

This is the science of climate change. It is no longer up for debate.

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