Reflections on major environmental events, trends, and issues.

The agency aims to stop citizens from challenging pollution permits—while continuing to allow challenges from polluters who want to pollute more.

July 19, 2019

We’re number one! We’re number one!

July 12, 2019

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

July 02, 2019

Venture capitalists just made a $16.5 million bet on a start-up that wants to sell people ugly, misshapen vegetables. What’s going on?

June 14, 2019

Oil and gas operations leak this potent greenhouse gas far more than previously thought, and (par for the course) the Trump administration is making the situation worse.

June 07, 2019

One thing hasn’t changed since Andrew Wheeler replaced Scott Pruitt: Career staffers are still being pressured to lie for their boss.

May 31, 2019

How much longer can politicians pretend that it’s a divisive issue?

May 24, 2019

A new novel imagines what life in Bangkok would be like if nearly half the city were underwater—which some experts say is a real possibility.

May 17, 2019

The systems that allow life on earth to exist are breaking down. We’re responsible. But we also have the power to turn things around.

May 10, 2019