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Don’t blame national forests for America’s massive wildfires
"If our goal is to protect communities, we have to do this work right around home," says land policy expert Courtney Schultz.
Most roadside litter comes from just down the street
Everyone has a role to play in keeping plastic out of ecosystems.
Dust clouds are killing people out West—and the dangers could spread
A team of scientists takes on the big threats posed by tiny particles out West.
The best ways to teach and talk about climate change with kids
Your approach should involve both science and emotion.
The best reusable straws of 2022
Ditch the plastic and paper tubes for something less wasteful and more enjoyable to use.
The cost of algae-based biofuel is still too high
How far can a few drops of algae oil go?
Urban green spaces can’t beat climate change on their own
It takes more than a patch of green to make a city sustainable.
You may need to read dozens of books each year to offset that new e-reader
Occasional readers should stick with paper for now.
NOAA predicts sea level rise will bring floods across the US—even to inland areas
Americans need to keep cutting greenhouse gas emissions and also prepare.
Inside the physical footprint of the Cloud
Anthropologist Steven Gonzalez Monserrate draws on five years of research and fieldwork in server farms to illustrate some of the diverse environmental impacts of data storage.