The stuff we think of as pond scum could be the secret to fixing food scarcity and fuel security, but not until algae systems are less expensive and more efficient.
Projected to cost British Columbian taxpayers $1 million over the next four years, this empty town was created to support a decades-old resort project that can't seem to get its shit together.
For years I've been hearing about tiny houses' benefits—their eco-friendliness, their manageability—so I finally decided to try it out for myself.
Our May issue investigates the natural world in a moment of flux and asks the most important question of our time: Can humanity survive the coming changes to the environment?
It's increasingly clear to me that the environment touches every single human on Earth—perhaps in different ways, but when the environment is hurting we all suffer.
Should we have fewer kids? Improve our farming techniques? Reform the energy market? Or just get better at helping one another?
"The weirdest thing about the water here is that you can feel the greasiness on your gloves. And you can't see your own gloves in the water because there is so much goop. "
It's now easier for us to imagine the end of the world than the end of capitalism.
We talked to director Robert Kenner about his new documentary, the media's complicity in confusing the public, and the problem with contemporary capitalism.
Eleven years and $138 million after cleanup efforts began, one of Canada's most toxic sites remains a work in progress.
At the end of the four-day affair, 30 coyote corpses had been hung from hooks in a warehouse, despite the efforts of activists to stop what they call a "culture of death."
Peter von Tiesenhausen has a novel approach to dealing with assholes from oil companies—he claims his land counts as copyrighted art and charges them $500 an hour to meet with them.
Exposure to a compound called DINP might alter your hormones so drastically that if you're pregnant with a boy he could be born with a smaller than average penis or other abnormalities.
The group known as the Future broke into the unironically named Oil and Money Conference in London shouting "Oil is fucking our future and we are fighting back!" They're pretty excited about it.
"The science of climate change is, by many reasonable estimates, more strongly proven than the connection between cigarettes and cancer."
Last weekend I went to Cascadia Rainingman Festival to talked to Pacific Northwesterners who dream of a utopia based on environmentalism, renewable energy, and rejecting the influence of the rest of America.
Paul Wildman and Julie Andersen have been filming themselves swimming with sharks to make people less afraid of them. Sure, they're not teddy bears, but they probably won't eat you unless you really aggravate them.
Every single thing you do is unethical. If you didn't just dab yourself with a wet, Dr. Bronner's–covered rag this morning in lieu of a shower, consider yourself an unethical fuck-up.
John and I smoked weed together every day, but I didn't know he was illiterate until we both worked as summer canvassers for a shitty nonprofit environmental organization.
Since March 2012, local community members have peacefully blocked the entrance to US-based Kappes, Cassiday & Associates' El Tambor gold mine in Guatemala. This weekend, police officers violently evicted the protesters.
The constitutionally protected rights of indigenous people to hunt, fish, trap, and be consulted when new developments are being built are under attack. Following extreme deregulation to quickly develop Canada's oil-rich tar sands, indigenous rights have
The Arctic contains vast amounts of iron, ore, nickel, gold, and diamond and untapped oil and gas deposits. With climate changes opening up a new avenues for resource exploitation, the battle between Canada and Russia for arctic dominance is intensifying…
The woman who went nuts in a Florida fast food establishment and inadvertently went viral has been mocked by everyone on the internet, but isn't there something admirable about her rage-filled act of rebellion?
Russian activist Evgeny Vitishko faces three years in a labor camp for vandalizing a fence near Sochi. The severe punishment is almost certainly an attempt to silence a vocal critic of the environmental costs of this year's Olympics.