Science & Environment


Today in history: Hurricane Katrina’s pain index 10 years later

When Katrina hit, the nation saw tens of thousands left behind in New Orleans. Ten years later, it looks like the same people have been left behind again.


Coal industry win is temporary, fate of plants still in air

A divided Supreme Court ruled against the Obama administration's attempt to limit power plant emissions of mercury and other hazardous air pollutants.


“Populist” conference calls for investing in “green economy”

Activists from across the U.S. met Apr. 18 to convene the Populism 2015 Conference for "Building a Movement for People and the Planet."


Blue-Green Alliance calls for planet-wide move to clean energy

"We must act now to address global climate change and promote the creation and maintenance of good jobs in the clean energy economy."


Environment, economy linked at new UN assembly

The environment is no longer a niche topic backed by a passionate minority, Achim Steiner said, but is clearly linked to economic and societal issues.

Climate change: A stark choice for humanity

Planet Earth is facing a double whammy - an environmental meltdown and an economic crisis.