Full story - October 25, 2019
Ethane crackers pollution, carbon emissions
Plastic has long been made from oil, but today it’s increasingly made from ethane, a component of natural gas. To turn ethane into the building block of plastic, petrochemical companies are investing in ethane cracker plants, raising concerns about what these facilities could mean for air pollution and climate change.
Full story - October 25, 2019
YouTube team trees
On October 25, hundreds of YouTube creators partnered with the Arbor Day Foundation with a goal of planting 20 million trees. It’s been called “the largest collaboration on YouTube ever in the world."
Full story - September 06, 2019
Underland cave light
For nearly a decade, author Robert Macfarlane has been venturing into ice caves, exploring underwater rivers and crawling through catacombs. His latest book, "Underland: A Deep Time Journey," documents these travels and explores the human relationship with the "deep time" of down below.
Full story - September 06, 2019
Red and orange blazing fires in Amazon forest
Deforestation in Brazil's Amazon is on the rise since the election of President Jair Bolsonaro, who has backed farmers and corporations bent on turning old growth forest into soy fields and cattle ranches.
Full story - July 26, 2019
Kids at summer camp
Summer camp for youngsters began in the late 1800s as an escape from urban industrialization. Nowadays, traditional summer camps offer a respite from technology and an opportunity to use nature as a classroom.
Full story - July 26, 2019
Polluted river Sonora, Mexico
A recent sulfuric acid spill from a mining facility in Sonora, Mexico, has angered local residents and prompted calls for better environmental oversight from the Mexican government.
Full story - July 26, 2019
Monarch with tag
A recent study found that some captive-bred monarch butterflies in the US are at a disadvantage when completing their migration to Mexico.
Full story - July 19, 2019
Aerial view fracking pads
A new metastudy details the adverse effects fracking has on the local environment, the climate and human health.
Full story - July 19, 2019
Hadestown Orpheus and Eurydice
“Hadestown" retells the Greek myths of Orpheus and Eurydice, Hades and Persephone in a Great Depression-inspired, post-apocalyptic setting. The show infuses themes of isolationism, worker exploitation and climate change with New Orleans jazz, folk and pop music.
Full story - June 28, 2019
"Ice on Fire" filming
The Earth is warming and changing faster than many climate scientists had predicted, and at times the future looks impossibly grim. A new HBO documentary focuses on the practical and accessible solutions to climate change already at hand.