The battle of humankind vs. nature might have been a draw this year — with several huge blows to the environment as the planet metaphorically struck back with devastating natural disasters. It is a fight with no winners.
Newborn babies have never touched plastic, but studies of umbilical cords show its chemical residue can be found in them. Like a dangerously virulent virus, plastics have made their way into almost everything — into the oceans, into the fish, into us.
Conservationists thought they were close to saving a species on the brink of extinction — until their plan took a devastating turn.
Many Americans only believe in science as long as it doesn’t conflict with their political views. Unfortunately, some of them hold influential positions in government.
Republicans portray themselves as the strongest supporters of the military. But when the Pentagon warns that global warming threatens US national security, they are nowhere to be found.
Berta Cáceres, who defended the rights of indigenous people against big-money interests, was gunned down in her native Honduras.
The fire, burning underneath a dump, is causing health problems while politicians and the landfill owners fight over what, if anything, to do about it.