Chemical plants, landfills, oil refineries… odours so foul that they break the law are everywhere. Now we can keep them in check
The Sierra Club provides evidence that they throw the best parties here, with an extensive list of (figuratively) green liquors.
Our dependence on plants shot up from 1995 to 2005, according to a new NASA study. Here's a map that shows which regions use more carbon than they produce (red) and which regions produce more than they use (green).
The Republican party needs to wake up to the reality that we're causing global climate change before it's too late, warned two former GOP congressmen.
This looks like some weird and possibly carnivorous alien plant — but it's actually a high-tech "green" building, using lightweight materials from the "spacecraft industry" to make lightweight observation pods that glide up and down vertically.
Thanks to a joint investigation from academics and the Department of Homeland Security, the culprit in the Case of the Honeybee Killer has been found.
Baltimore's inner harbor has been taken over by milky-white creatures with long, trailing tentacles. The jellyfish swarmed into the harbor last week, and were last seen heading downtown.
Eco-friendly structures don't have to look like ugly gray boxes. In fact, saving the enviromment can inspire some of the best design out there. Here are five ways biomimetics takes the elegance of nature, and makes it work for us.
In the 1980s, the Soviet Union built nuclear-powered ice-breakers, hoping to open a shipping route through the Arctic. They needn't have bothered — there's no ice left now in the summer, opening the fabled Northeast Passage to shipping.
This is the Aral Sea, which was once one of the four largest lakes in the world, until the Soviet Union diverted the rivers that fed it. Now full of stranded ships, it's just one of the world's dying lakes.
You've probably seen the horrifying pictures of the 20 million victims of Pakistan's unprecedented flooding of the Indus River. But this false-color image from NASA's Terra satellite really drives home the extent of the devastation wrought by rising water levels.
Some of the most beautiful buildings in the world are designed to be both sleek and eco-friendly. And then there's the Strata Tower, which improves urban density and has three wind turbines. And it's been named Britain's ugliest new building.
The future is a beautiful place - and you can help make it that way, while picking up a paycheck at the same time. Here are 20 jobs that will help the human race avoid dystopia!
Boneshaker author Cherie Priest writes a heartbreaking, unsettling essay about the Gulf of Mexico disaster, and the responsibility we all share.
Engineer Nick Pozzi has a simple solution to the massive oil spill in the Gulf Coast: use empty supertankers to suck up the oil. He says he knows it will work - because it did the last time this happened.
A dead turtle lays on the beach, its shell marked with orange paint for easy identification. This year's number of endangered sea turtle corpses found washed up from the Gulf of Mexico is double the usual amount. [Associated Press]
Here's a Spanish cemetary which installed solar panels on top of the mausoleums a year or two back. It's a fitting image, because Spain has just buried its enormous push for solar energy, thanks to the financial crisis.
This white, foamy oil slick appears almost beautiful in this satellite image — but it's set to become the worst oil spill in U.S. history. The Coast Guard is considering setting it on fire to save the environment.