Science & Environment

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After nine-year star trek, NASA spacecraft passes Pluto

Applause erupted at NASA's New Horizons control center in the wake of the eponymous spacecraft's flyby of Pluto.

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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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Astronomers discover galaxy far, far away, and it's baby blue

It's among the universe's first generation of galaxies, from 13.1 billion years ago.

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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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“Peace and planet” marchers at UN: “No more nukes!”

It was a picture perfect Sunday for a peaceful march against the most violent instruments of war: nuclear weapons.

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Today in environmental history: It’s Arbor Day!

The first Arbor Day in the world was celebrated in the small Spanish village of Villanueva de la Sierra in 1805.

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Study links Texas quakes to fracking

Scientists have linked a swarm of small earthquakes west of Fort Worth, Texas, to nearby natural gas wells and wastewater injection.

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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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