Individuals opting out of hyper-consumption alone will not save us. We face an institutional challenge; changing our economic and military system is essential.
The third National Climate Assessment report confirms both the role of human activities in causing climate change and the broad range of adverse health consequences that climate change brings.
The new strategy aims to reduce the output of methane, which reportedly has 20 times the effect on global warming that other gases, like carbon dioxide, have.
"The excavation of Pompeii brought to light not just individual buildings and artifacts, but an urban fabric."
At long last the army has arrived on the Somerset Levels (a coastal area in South West England) where floodwaters have been disrupting normal life since just after Christmas.
The first Earth Day was April 22, 1970. It was also Lenin's hundredth birthday. The coincidence was not intentional.
The barn owl population has declined from use of agricultural poisons and rat and mouse baits so popular in the 1950s and 1960s.
Winters have been warming rapidly in the majority of the continental 48 states since 1970. And, take note Chicago and other Midwest readers: The coldest states are warming the fastest.
Beware uncertainty! It can cut both ways - something the climate change deniers want us to ignore at our peril.
Let's take a look at 10 of the biggest environmental issues of 2013 and see what lessons can be learned from them going forward.