Tiny U.S. Island is Drowning. Residents Deny the Reason loading...
Tiny U.S. Island is Drowning. Residents Deny the Reason
Water will one day swamp historic Tangier Island, in the Chesapeake Bay. But its inhabitants argue that it's erosion, not climate change.
Watch: Sea Cucumbers Are The Ocean’s Vacuum Cleaners loading...
Watch: Sea Cucumbers Are The Ocean’s Vacuum Cleaners
By simply eating and digesting food, these squishy sea creatures help keep the ocean clean and resilient, even fighting climate change.
This Man Has Lived Off the Grid For 20 Years—Here's How loading...
This Man Has Lived Off the Grid For 20 Years—Here's How
“We want to be that average American icon that says, ‘You can do this.’”
Beavers—Once Nearly Extinct—Could Help Fight Climate Change loading...
Beavers—Once Nearly Extinct—Could Help Fight Climate Change
Beaver ponds keep rivers and streams wet all year, compensating for less snowpack and glacial melt. We just need to stay out of their way.
We Know West Antarctica Is Melting. Is the East In Danger, Too? loading...
We Know West Antarctica Is Melting. Is the East In Danger, Too?
For years, scientists thought that icy, remote East Antarctic glaciers were stable. But that may no longer be the case.
Biodiversity Is In Free Fall. Here’s How We Can Fix It. loading...
Biodiversity Is In Free Fall. Here’s How We Can Fix It.
The tropics are Earth's life support system. Start there.
Starving-Polar-Bear Photographer Recalls What Went Wrong loading...
Starving-Polar-Bear Photographer Recalls What Went Wrong
One year later, Cristina Mittermeier explains what she and her team were trying to accomplish with that gut-wrenching image.
Climate Change Makes Spiders Bigger—And That’s a Good Thing loading...
Climate Change Makes Spiders Bigger—And That’s a Good Thing
High temperatures make arctic wolf spiders ditch their favorite food, indirectly helping the environment.
Climate Change Breaks Landscapes. She Remakes Them loading...
Climate Change Breaks Landscapes. She Remakes Them
Landscape architect Kate Orff, winner of a MacArthur “genius” award, designs places that can withstand extreme weather and rising seas.
How the Environment Has Changed Since the First Earth Day loading...
How the Environment Has Changed Since the First Earth Day
When the first Earth Day was held in 1970, pesticides were killing bald eagles, and soot was darkening the sky. Now, habitat loss and climate change are imperiling the planet.
Arctic Sea Ice Is Second-Lowest on Record loading...
Arctic Sea Ice Is Second-Lowest on Record
But the amount of ice found throughout most of the Arctic was even lower than in recent years, except for the region around Japan.
Life on Earth Is Under Assault—But There’s Still Hope loading...
Life on Earth Is Under Assault—But There’s Still Hope
A major international report on biodiversity warns of serious threats to all living things, but many solutions are available.
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This film captures the lives of those in communities across the United States as they live under the shadow of the coal industry and its potential future. Here we go beyond the ‘war on coal’ to find out what’s really at stake.

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