Plastics have transformed every aspect of our lives. Yet the very properties that make them attractive—they are cheap to make, light, and durable—spell disaster when trash makes its way into the environment. Recent bans on single-use straws and bags...

Plastics have transformed every aspect of our lives. Yet the very properties that make them attractive spell disaster when trash makes its way into the environment.

From a city strangled by fossil fuels, a call to fight for a more equitable future emerges. 

A new study from the Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres suggests that naturally caused forest fires emit three times as much pollution as previously...

Now, more than ever, we need to maintain and improve policies that "unmask" our cities from air pollution and halt climate change

A podcast interview with NAACP’s Jacqueline Patterson on the importance of viewing environmental issues as civil rights issues

Its health and other societal costs are staggering. Phasing out coal-fired power plants would be good for the country.

Photo credit: Flock/bandada by Flickr.com user Rafael Edwards

A sign warning of radiation from the explosion at Chernobyl.

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