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Would More People Ride the Bus if It Looked and Felt Like a Train?

Bus rapid transit has gone totally off the rails.

Week 43: Hawking Coal at a Climate Change Summit. Awkward . . .

The Trump administration evades ethics rules, closes a science center, and seeks to end protests at the Washington Monument.

Florida’s Endangered Key Deer Survived Hurricane Irma—but Their Future Is Stormy

From climate change to kidnappings, the threats are adding up against these tiny, adorable cervids.

A Tale of Two Treaties: One Saved the Ozone Layer, the Other Aims to Curb Climate Change

Will Trump undermine both of them?

Week 42: Our Air Is Too Clean?

The EPA hires off-the-wall scientists (again), plays hide-and-seek with Congress, and more.

The Complicated Story Behind 18,000 Dead Penguin Chicks

Despite global lows in sea ice coverage, too much ice (also caused by climate change) may be to blame for this Antarctica disaster.