A "Water Pickup" sign points to a bottled water distribution center in Flint, Michigan in January. In an effort to save money, state officials running Flint's affairs implemented changes to the city's water system that resulted in widespread lead contamin
The water crisis gripping Flint, Michigan has exposed thousands of the city’s residents to dangerous lead levels. But Flint is hardly unique. Many other American cities have faced lead contamination in water supplies, and an expanding list of common substances, including some pesticides and flame retardants, may also be linked to significant developmental and neurological problems. Get the latest on this largely hidden crisis at a live forum from the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, PRI’s The World and WGBH.
Urban planners in Stockholm are transforming their city, prioritizing not for vehicles, but for people. Their vision is called "The Walkable City."
Imagine a city where a rush-hour backup might involve just a few cars, and the air is clean because just about everything runs on zero-carbon energy. That's the goal for the Swedish capital, Stockholm.
Sixth-graders at the Leão Machado school in Sao Paulo. School gardens have become a popular way to help kids learn to eat healthier in Brazil.
Hundreds of public schools in Brazil have gardens where kids grow their own vegetables. And the schools say it's changing the way kids think about the food they eat.
The Obama administration's plan to clamp down on climate pollution from coal-fired power plants like this one in Wyoming hit a potentially big speed bump at the Supreme Court this week.
The Obama administration says its plan to require big cuts in climate pollution from power plants is on firm legal ground. But an unexpected procedural ruling by the Supreme Court suggests a key swing justice could cast a vote to scuttle it.
The Ricord's iguana, which lives only on the island of Hispaniola, was thought to be extinct in Haiti until a small population was discovered in the southeastern corner of the country eight years ago. Now the three foot-long lizard is the subject of a rar
In a country that's seen more than its share of human hardship over the years, a rare iguana is the focus of a rare conservation effort, run by an unlikely leader.
Climate activists demonstrating in Paris
Activists look to "fight locally, but connect globally" to hold governments accountable to their climate change promises.
Graph of renewable energy investment
The future of green energy is no longer seen as tied to fluctuations in the fossil fuel market.
Dead sperm whales are seen on a beach off the coast of the Netherlands, January 13, 2016.
The exact cause of more than a dozen strandings of sperm whales in recent days in the North Sea region is eluding scientists.
Norwegian company Statoil plans to build the first floating wind farm off the Scottish coast.
Oil companies have been the richest companies in the world for more than a century. Can they transition to dominate the next century's fuel source too?
Hybrid vehicles like the Chevrolet Volt were front and center at Boston's auto show.
Consumers should expect to see more and more electric vehicles soon. But with falling gas prices and plunging stock prices, who is going to buy them?