Science & Environment

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Iceland: These mossy stones spin a story of Western democracy

Here, an informed and conscious people are committed to figuring out how advanced welfare-state principles can continue to serve both humans and nature.

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Human-caused climate change gets personal

What felt distant has become much closer. What could be safely put off can no longer be shoved aside.

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Investors pull funding from contested Honduran hydro project

New report further documents Honduran government's attacks on indigenous, environmental activists.

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Why is it so hard for capitalism to go green?

The global climate crisis rests squarely with us and, in no small degree, depends on the outcome of the upcoming presidential and Congressional elections.

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This week in history: Chernobyl nuclear reactor explodes in USSR

Thirty years ago, on April 26, 1986, at 1:23 a.m., an explosion occurred at the Chernobyl atomic power station at Pripyat.

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Next Einstein Forum: African countries seek to keep their brain power

More than 700 persons, researchers, decision-makers, industrialists and heads of state, traced a future path for science in Africa.

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Trashing the oceans: More plastic than fish by 2050

The increasing flow of plastic is positively choking the waters and their life: 90 percent of sea birds have consumed some form of plastic.

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Hope and disappointment: Bridging two realities in Paris climate deal

"The Paris deal recognizes the reality of the climate threat, but only takes us part of the way."

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Heating up climate talks: A reader's guide to COP 21

All eyes will be on Paris when the City of Lights shines upon a hugely significant, potentially historic event - the 2015 United Nations Climate Change Conference, or COP 21.

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Real progress possible at coming Paris climate summit

Hopes are growing for meaningful progress at the UN-sponsored climate change negotiations in Paris, while the need for such action becomes ever more clear.

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