Air pollution from industry plagues Houston in Harvey's wake.

Enlarge this image A smokestack rises in the background over the East Houston community of Manchester, Texas, where the air was heavy with what smelled...

‘Shrinking, shrinking, shrinking’: Puerto Rico faces a demographic disaster.

By Peter Whoriskey, Long before the winds of Hurricane Maria reached Puerto Rico, another disaster had been wrenching and scattering the lives of island residents. During...

The real work begins after the disaster has come and gone.

The 15-minute news cycle has created a strange kind of public amnesia. As soon as a disaster is declared “over,” we forget it and...

Bishop eyes waiving NEPA for Puerto Rico recovery.

The Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority has only been able to restore power to a small number of sites. Andre Kang/GDA via Associated Press House...

How Hurricane Irma became such a monstrous, record-shattering storm.

Image: noaa By Andrew Freedman2017-09-06 20:23:37 UTC Hurricane Irma is rewriting meteorological history as it tears across the Caribbean, swallowing islands in the process, destined for...

Pipelines secured as wildfires rage in western Canada.

CALGARY, Alberta (Reuters) - Major pipeline companies in western Canada created fire breaks, installed sprinklers and took other measures to protect operations as raging...

Ventura sets example for water conservation.

Buy Photo Operators Jake Coffman, left, and Alexander Gonzales break down water hoses after using the Neutral Output-Discharge Elimination System. Known as NO-DES, it captures...

Climate change and the human mind: A noted psychiatrist weighs in.

Psychiatrist and historian Robert Jay Lifton has delved deep into the some of the darkest issues and most traumatic events of the 20th century...

It wasn’t even a hurricane, but heavy rains flooded New Orleans as pumps faltered.

By Tim Craig, Brett Duke NOLA.com/Times-Picayune/Associated Press NEW ORLEANS — After Hurricane Katrina destroyed his house and forced him to flee to nearby Baton Rouge, Ronald...

Firefight in Sonoma County reaches second week as flames force thousands to evacuate.

(1 of ) Helicopters drop water on a fire on the flanks of Hood Mountain above Ledson Winery in the Sonoma Valley on October...

Latest news

Popular Articles

Who’s tougher? Baby sharks or daddy sharks?

One would assume that since humans and many animals tend to get stiffer and perhaps tougher as they reach adulthood, the same would be...

‘Molecular scissors’ for plastic waste

A research team has solved the molecular structure of the enzyme MHETase at BESSY II. MHETase was discovered in bacteria and together with a...

Biodiversity protects bee communities from disease

A new analysis of thousands of native and nonnative Michigan bees shows that the most diverse bee communities have the lowest levels of three...

Webinar: Do we need to stop eating meat and dairy to tackle climate change?

To mark a week-long series of articles looking at food and climate change, Carbon Brief hosted its latest webinar on Thursday and a video...