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Japan Goes Rogue and Resumes Commercial Whaling

The nation’s departure from the International Whaling Commission was followed immediately by the slaughter of two minke whales.

Watch These Young Spoken-Word Poets Take On Climate Change

The Climate Museum’s poetry slam at Harlem’s Apollo Theater was equal parts grief, anger, and hope.

Week 129: Interior Secretary David Bernhardt Chooses a Pseudo-Italianate Urban Planning Nightmare Over an Endangered Bird

Plus, the USDA stops counting bees, and Rick Perry is wrong on carbon emissions.

The United States Is the Most Wasteful Country In the World

We’re number one! We’re number one!

Out of Sight, Out of Time: The Endangered Species Living Hundreds of Feet Beneath Austin

Pollution and the overdrawing of groundwater threaten to wipe out several species of subterranean salamanders.

Congress Has Been Treating Our National Parks and Waters Funding Like a Piggy Bank for Decades

The 55-year-old Land and Water Conservation Fund needs to be kept safe from lawmakers who suddenly find themselves strapped for cash.