Sand can seem like the most abundant and inexhaustible thing on Earth. But a global building boom is gobbling up sand — and destroying vital ecosystems around the world — for concrete and landfill.
China is refusing to take impure recycling and that's forcing communities, like Lynn, Massachusetts, to clean up their act.
Climate change-related disasters have the potential to disrupt access to caregivers, assistive devices and medical supplies, which many people with a physical disability depend on, says Alex Ghenis of the Berkeley, California-based World Institute on Disability.
Starbucks announced plans to discontinue using plastic straws at its 28,000 locations worldwide. It's a positive development for the environment. But is it worthy of celebration?
Kavanaugh believes climate change is a threat, but takes a narrow interpretation of the EPA's authority to regulate greenhouse gas emissions.
Wyoming is a coal state. But it’s becoming a wind state, too.
Coal has driven Wyoming’s economy for decades. The state sits on hundreds of years of coal reserves. But the world is slowly moving away from coal, leaving some towns at a crossroads.
“Climate change has all the hallmarks of an issue which is difficult for people to engage with psychologically,” says an environmental psychologist.
Europe and the US say wood pellets are a carbon neutral alternative to coal. Many experts say otherwise.
The UK will stop burning coal for electricity by 2025. The US, meanwhile, is trying to end the “war on coal.”