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Money Growing on Trees
Cities are learning that planting trees saves dollars and lives
Dutch Police Storm 'The Rainbow Warrior'
The Greenpeace ship was taken over by the police while trying to block delivery of oil from a Russian drilling rig in the Arctic
New Study Says Peru’s Logging System Fails to Protect Amazon Hardwoods
A system of concessions introduced in 2000 was supposed to bring order to the logging business in Peru
Throw Out Your Parking Pass
A new car-share system could change the urban landscape
The Garbage Eaters
Those vile islands of trash in the ocean have become a breeding ground for extraordinary new life forms
Duke Energy Wants to Pass on Pond Cleanup Charges to Customers
While it will pay for a recent leak, the company says its customers should bear the cost of other coal slurry storage
Court Tells BP It Will Have to Spill More Money
A court in New Orleans has upheld a previous decision ruling that BP needs to pay businesses for losses from the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill. BP has said some claims might not be connected with the disaster
Weeks Old Coal Mine Fire Burns on in Australian Town
Elderly people, young children and pregnant women were advised to evacuate Morwell
Wildcatting in Panther Country
Prospectors are looking for untapped regions in areas like Florida, near a habitat for an endangered panther
As Bee Populations Vanish, USDA Tries to Keep Them Fed
A new initiative tries to give bee colonies the food they need in a sea of corn, soybean and cotton
What Happens When a Town Runs Out of Water?
Life in Lompico just keeps getting drier
The Many Disasters Behind the West Virginia Chemical Disaster
Regulators face questions as residents deal with drinking water with a licorice-like chemical smell
Pollution’s Circle Game
The latest export from China: dirty air, drifting across the Pacific
A Change in the Legal Climate
As a nasty libel suit moves closer to trial, it’s suddenly getting very hot for some prominent global-warming skeptics
West Virginia Chemical Spill Triggers Widespread Tap Water Ban
Up to 300,000 people are without tap water after a chemical spill prompted Governor Earl Ray Tomblin to declare a state of emergency.
You Can’t Buy Press Like This
A Chinese billionaire comes to town to acquire The New York Times. Or CNN
Arctic Chill Exposes Weakness Of U.S. Natural Gas System
Nearly a decade into a drilling boom, a lack of pipelines has left some areas vulnerable to shortages this year and potentially for years to come.
You’re Only Human. That’s the Problem
A new book taps into a rising collective unease about global warming and other threats that are beyond our ability to grasp
Does Money Grow On Trees?
De Blasio confronts Bloomberg's green legacy
Some Good Mole Nostalgia
ABC’s true-life miniseries about the CIA’s desperate race to plug a deadly leak underscores the limits of NSA spying
See Naples and Choke to Death
Neapolitans are being smoked out of their fields by mobsters illegally burning trash
Turkey and Mexico are moving in opposite directions
Italian Opera's Grand Finale
The opera houses that launched Verdi, Puccini and Rossini are going bust
The Sinkhole That's Eating Louisiana
A cancerous ulcer bigger than the Superdome is sucking down a poor, industrial stretch of bayou known as Cancer Alley
The Carnivorous Habits of Humans Are Endangering the Planet
Humanity’s meat market has more than quadrupled since 1961.
U.S. Drilling Boom Leaves Some Homeowners In A Big Hole
Millions of American homeowners now find themselves living within a mile of drilling activity that they say is deflating the value of their homes, making it hard for them to move.
Fighting for the Good, Green Land
A new documentary recounts the history of the American environmental movement.
A Teachable Moment For Your Computer
PCs aren’t just getting smarter, they are better at figuring out how to be smarter
For Sale: One Used Castello
Italy’s austerity fire sale puts ancient castles, convents, and island prisons on the block
Can Twitter Pass Its Test of Characters
Facebook was the last great innovation of the desktop era; Twitter is the first great innovation of the mobile era