Reflections on major environmental events, trends, and issues.

Fifty years ago, Southwest Airlines revolutionized regional air travel. Now another Texas-based business is launching a counterrevolution on the ground—and the carbon savings could be huge.

July 13, 2016

The Apalachicola-Chattahoochee-Flint river system brings precious water to three southern states. If only they could all get along.

July 05, 2016

A Harvard study says clean energy could save billions of dollars—and thousands of lives—every year.

June 30, 2016

Everybody’s excited about the coming EV revolution. But without the right infrastructure, it’ll never go anywhere.

June 17, 2016

If you want to know what the future of renewables looks like, look no further than Iowa.

May 26, 2016

If we really want to protect our children, we’ll need to focus on the actual threats to their health and well-being—like drought, flooding, disease, and war.

May 18, 2016

The middle class may be getting squeezed out of our cities, but the author of a new book dangerously mistakes the symptom for the cure.

May 05, 2016

As the country seeks to cut its carbon emissions, onEarth looks into whether clean-burning nuclear reactors are a worthwhile option.

April 04, 2016

Millennials don’t just communicate differently from their baby boomer parents—they commute differently, too.

August 20, 2015

Is it safe to operate a nuclear reactor 34 miles from 8.4 million people?

May 14, 2015