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The 'Water Empress' of Las Vegas Delivers a Lesson in Conservation Ethics

Patricia Mulroy lays out your moral obligation to save water in a new video.

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A Monthly Guide to Peak Tornado Season in America

Where and when you'll normally encounter the most violent twisters—mapped.

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Watch a Flood Turn a Sydney Train Station Into a River

At Bardwell Park, waters crested to the level of the platform.

The World's Most Polluted Bird Hails From Vancouver

The city's toxin-ridden hawks are so contaminated they're "flameproof."

Chile's Calbuco Volcano Is Creating a Hellish Spectacle

Nature tries to imitate nuclear armageddon.

Russia's Wildfire Smoke Has Wafted Over America and Led to Some Incredible Sunsets

Abnormally warm temperatures have fueled deadly blazes in Siberia.

Yes, This Man Is Really Planning to Swim Brooklyn's Gowanus Canal for Earth Day

"It may be crazy to swim in the canal," says Christopher Swain. "But what's crazier is that the Gowanus Canal is so messed up."

California's Poorest Could Start Paying More for Water

Tiered water rate structures promote conservation and keep prices down for low-income families, but a new ruling calls them into question.

Beijing's Air Pollution Is Getting a Little Less Deadly

There's still a long way to go, but the Chinese capital has taken a symbolic step forward.

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The Deadly Geography of Landslides

Rain-driven landslides have killed at least 20,000 since 2007—here's where.

There's a Place That's Nearly Perfect for Growing Food. It's Not California.

It's time to "de-Californify" the U.S. supply of fruits and vegetables.

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Watch a Year's Worth of Carbon Dioxide Billow Around the Globe

This NASA visualization tracks 365 days of the planet's CO2 emissions.

China's Smog Inspires Absolutely Terrifying PSAs

Billowing smoke and furious animals combine in these "terror haze" illustrations.

Photos

A Sperm Whale Washes Ashore in the Bay Area

The dead behemoth that appeared south of San Francisco is "emaciated."

It's Always Cherry Blossom Season in These Exquisite Japanese Woodblock Prints

Summer festivals, fall foliage, and snow also make an appearance in this Library of Congress collection.

The California Drought Inspires a Contest for San Francisco's 'Ugliest Yard'

"Ugly" here means beautiful yards with well-watered plants.

Hanover's Bald Eagle Webcam Is Really Addictive

Gaze in wonder at Liberty and Freedom, their babies, and piles of gory fish.

Will California's Golf Courses Survive the Drought?

Long a symbol of water profligacy, some courses have been conserving for years. Others have not.

Photos

Understanding Urban Coyotes, One Photo at a Time

A new photojournalism project documents the quiet spread of these maligned predators into cities.

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An Extremely Detailed Geography of Climate Change Beliefs

Who's most worried about global warming in America?