Republicans Work to Overturn Key West Ban on Coral-Damaging Sunscreens

Florida politicians have framed debate as one of protecting ocean ecosystems versus preventing skin cancer.

Richard Luscombe The Guardian

Cancer Cluster Controversy in Pennsylvania’s Gas Patch

State health dept needs to do a more thorough investigation of the environmental causes for rash of childhood cancer cases — including fracking.

Leann Leiter

Grounding Ourselves

On rethinking our views of green space and funeral options as we plan for the final disposition of our bodies.

Regina Sandler-Phillips

Bobcat Manor

Despite increasing hunting pressure, bobcats have proven themselves to be remarkably resilient in the face of human encroachment — and aren’t above raising their young in rural backyards.

Stephanie Stone Photographs by Karine Aigner

Song of the Seagrass

Seagrass, the ocean’s early warning system, may well be our secret weapon in the fight against climate change.

Attish Kanhai

Building Agricultural Neighborhoods in Detroit

Urban 'agrihood' addresses food insecurity, provides economic opportunity, and builds community in historic Michigan neighborhood.

Biba Adams

Oil Spill Continues to Decimate Brazilian Coast Two Months On

Volunteers come together to clean beaches as coastal communities, wildlife suffer amid ongoing crisis.

Tori Avila

What We’re Learning Ahead of the World’s Largest Dam-Removal Project

Scientists are rushing to gather baseline data about conditions on the Klamath River to help recovery efforts once the dams comes down.

Tara Lohan

Damned from the Start

Many US reservoirs could be rendered useless — and that was part of the plan.

Frani Halperin

Radioactive Waste Could Be Killing Residents in Missouri Community, Say Federal Scientists

For decades, North St. Louis residents have lived in fallout from the Manhattan Project. Now, federal scientists are finally linking today’s cancers to the nation’s nuclear warfare legacy.

Austin Price

Has the Climate Crisis made California too Dangerous to Live In?

As with so many things, Californians are going first where the rest of us will follow.

Bill McKibben The Guardian

Fierce Winds May Spread More Fires as Millions Lose Power in California

Winds gusts could hit 80mph in Los Angeles mountains, PG&E says latest blackout will affect 1.5 million more people.

The Guardian

Building a Conservation Community in the Mexican Desert

The Vermillion Sea Institute is connecting local residents and global partners to conserve Baja’s distinct landscape.

Greg Harris

Why We Should Worry About the Fate of a Tiny British Flea

Scotland’s Manx shearwater flea may not seem charismatic, but no species is too small or too strange to deserve saving.

Mackenzie L. Kwak

Scientists Are Playing Whack-a-Mole with Toxic Flame Retardants

Years of research and advocacy have led to the ban of many flame retardants from common household products. According to a new report, the chemicals that replaced them aren’t any better.

Austin Price

Naval Arms Race Threatens Marine Mammals

New ultra-powerful active sonar system designed to detect quiet Chinese submarines poses threat to whales.

Morgan E. Hunter