Environment

Pope Francis waves at the faithful on St. Peter's square on April 15, 2014 after his weekly general audience at the Vatican. (Photo by Vincenzo Pinto/Getty Images)

Global Warming Turning Earth Into ‘Immense Pile Of Filth,’ Pope Says In Radical Manifesto

Francis framed climate change as an urgent moral issue to address in his eagerly anticipated encyclical, blaming global warming on an unfair, fossil fuel-based industrial model that harms the poor most.

06/18/2015

Marin Land Trust

Marin Land Trust Saves Family Farms And Rural Life From Developers’ Pressure

In one of the nation’s most expensive and beautiful areas, small family farms sit on property that could fetch millions if sold to developers. In Marin County, a land trust called MALT is helping keep pastoral places undeveloped forever.

06/12/2015

Pharrell Williams (Photo by Michael Loccisano/Getty Images)

Pharrell Williams Advocates For Greener Jobs, Climate Change Action

Pharrell Williams’ push for measures that prevent climate change is picking up more momentum as he asks leaders to create greener jobs and save the planet in a recent video.

06/11/2015

Newborn babies lay in their beds at the St. Elisabeth and St. Barbara hospital in Halle, eastern Germany, on January 2, 2012. (WALTRAUD GRUBITZSCH/AFP/Getty Images)

Birth Month May Determine Risk For Certain Diseases

Since humans first gazed at the heavens, birth months have been examined for clues about our lives. Now, scientists have discovered our birth months may actually determine the risk of developing certain diseases.

06/09/2015

The Tesla Model X is introduced at the 2013 North American International Auto Show in Detroit, Michigan, January 15, 2013. (STAN HONDA/AFP/Getty Images)

Elon Musk Says Tesla Model X SUV Will Be Delivered In 3-4 Months

Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk says the company expects to start deliveries of its new SUV, the Model X, in three or four months.

06/09/2015

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20-Year-Old Dutch Inventor Crowd-Funding Great Pacific Garbage Patch Cleanup Effort

A 20-year-old Dutch inventor is crowd-funding a new cleanup effort that first must measure how much plastic we’re dealing with in the Great Pacific Garbage Patch in the ocean.

06/08/2015

Workers wearing protective overalls examine and scrape oil from rocks on Faria Beach in Ventura, California, U.S., on Friday, June 5, 2015. A pipeline the oil market had all but forgotten resurfaced like a painful memory last week, spilling 500 barrels of heavy oil into the Pacific Ocean. (Kevork Djansezian/Bloomberg via Getty Images)

Crews Say 44 Percent Of California Coast Oil Spill Cleaned

Cleanup teams have determined that 44 percent of 96.5 miles of California coastline is clear of oil from the Refugio Oil Spill, a state official said Sunday.

06/08/2015

A crew cleans oil from the beach at Refugio State Beach on May 20, 2015 north of Goleta, California. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)

Pipeline That Spilled More Than 100,000 Gallons Of Oil Near Santa Barbara Was Badly Corroded

The preliminary findings released by the federal Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration point to a possible cause of the May 19 spill that blackened popular beaches with crude oil and created a 9-mile slick in the Pacific Ocean.

06/03/2015

Giant Redwoods at Muir Woods (Getty Images)

Muir Wood’s Tallest Tree Only 777 Years Old

An analysis has found that the tallest redwood tree in Muir Woods is 777 years old — and not the much older 1,500 years once assumed.

06/01/2015

A surfer ignores the warning to stay out of the water at Manhattan Beach, California on May 28, 2015 as much of coastline south of Los Angeles was closed amid continuing cleanup efforts to remove an unidentified tar-like substance which began washing ashore the day before, barely a week after a huge oil spill further up the California coast. (FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP/Getty Images)

Oily Goo Cleanup Could Allow Southern California Beaches To Reopen Soon

A 7-mile stretch of Southern California coastline that was closed to swimmers and surfers after globs of oily goo washed ashore could reopen Friday after a two-day cleanup effort.

05/29/2015

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