They’re bad for the environment and our wallets.
It's important to illuminate the volume and the origin of marine plastic.
That’s grim news not just for Icelanders, but for everyone.
Varied groups of protesters have differing demands—and differing ideas of how far they will go to be heard.
Webcams, Twitter, and data visualizations show you what's going on with Bárðarbunga and Mount Tavurvur.
Global warming has become the biggest headache for atlas illustrators.
Deep-sea fish transfer carbon into the depths of the ocean.
This is bad not only for global caffeination but also for small Central American farmers.
Chinese policymakers are getting so serious about air pollution that their efforts are hurting GDP performance.
Yet another side effect of climate change.
The country has vowed to give up coal. But what will come next?
It’s killing some of the nastiest invasive insects around.
But that may change next year.
This exemplifies how humans are distorting the ecosystem.
A lack of wind, corn burning for the harvest, and the onset of central heat fouled up Harbin's air so much that schools and offices had to close.
Thanks, government shutdown.
And it could also lead to the eventual bust.
The city estimates the Games will cost between $5 and $6 billion and include the construction of 21 new sporting venues.
That's pretty scary.
In the time it takes to gestate a baby, architects say they'll have finished a structure that hits 838 meters — ten meters higher than the Burj Khalifa.
At 76 miles long, it would surpass the combined length of world’s two longest underwater tunnels and cut through two fault lines.