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Shrinking Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante: Trump’s Monumental Mistake

Opening up hallowed ground to oil and gas development is quite literally an act of desecration.

A Garden Grows in Newark—and a Community Grows Around It

How an urban farm became an anchor for the city’s South Ward.

How Plastic Bottles Become Death Traps for Hermit Crabs

Each year on two far-flung Australian islands, more than half a million hermit crabs die after becoming trapped inside our plastic waste.

The Trump Administration Wants to Set Water Safety Back 50 Years

With their latest rollback, the president and the EPA chief show that they either don’t understand how water pollution works—or simply don’t care.

Through Haunting Tunes, Polar Ice Crashes Into Chi-Town

An art installation’s latest act has musicians interpreting the sounds of Antarctica’s disintegrating icescape.

The VIPs in Davos Just Got a Cold, Hard Dose of Global Warming Reality. Will It Take?

Greta preached. Trump prattled. Meanwhile, the CEO of finance giant BlackRock acknowledges that “climate risk is investment risk.”