Not everyone imagines plants to be much fun. But for Spanish horticulturist Carlos Magdalena, also known as the Plant Messiah, the secret lives of plants are fascinating. After reading his new book The Plant Messiah, you might be inclined to agree.
The Gwich’in people have called the northeastern lands of Alaska that spill into Canada home for more than 40,000 years. These lands are still theirs, except today they’re being threatened by oil and gas drilling.
Birds-of-paradise like to show off, but it’s all right. I would, too, if I had teal feathers and stunning eyespots. One specific bird-of-paradise, found only in the western region of New Guinea, Indonesia, has a particular way of showing off that’s recently helped scientists confirm it is actually a new species.
The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is still dealing with last year’s hurricane season—and the 2018 season is less than two months away.
Darkness has fallen on the island of Puerto Rico. All 1.5 million customers of the Puerto Rican Electric Power Authority are currently without power.
I dare say 2018 will be the year of climate litigation. In Colorado, the city of Boulder, as well as San Miguel and Boulder counties, filed a joint lawsuit Tuesday against ExxonMobil and Suncor Energy. It’s the first such litigation to come from a non-coastal state.
Just about every human on this planet is breathing unhealthy air, according to a new report from the Health Effects Institute, a nonprofit independent research organization. While the report’s central claim—that 95 percent of the world’s population is exposed to air that doesn’t meet the World Health Organization’s…
The past six years have been intense for Art Tanderup. The 66-year-old farmer’s property in Neligh, Nebraska, sits directly in the path of the Keystone XL Pipeline. He’s opposed the 1,179-mile long proposed crude oil pipeline since 2012, when developer TransCanada first approached him and his wife, Helen, about…
Those meddling kids are at it again—this time, in Florida.
The uprising seen at Standing Rock in 2016 was historic. But the moment when a Native American tribe tried to stop a crude oil pipeline in the name of water and sovereignty has largely slipped out of the public consciousness.
The Navajo Generating Station (NGS) was originally slated to run until 2044. That didn’t quite work out. The largest coal power plant in the West will now shutter next year—25 years ahead of schedule. That closure could prove devastating to the Navajo and Hopi, two sovereign tribal nations whose economies depend on it.
We at Earther are having some disagreements about whether to label this turtle emo, punk, or metal. What none of us can dispute, however, is that it’s endangered.
When Hurricane Harvey hit Houston last August, the area’s most polluted sites immediately became vulnerable. Now, the Environmental Protection Agency is finally starting to clean up the first of 13 Superfund sites damaged and flooded by the storm.
Sometimes, the silence of a piece of art can leave your mind running—in a good way. Other times, you need some music, some prose, or some sound. Art lovers can meet all these needs at the Whitney Museum’s new “Between the Waters” exhibit, which explores the (often fraught) relationship between land and people.
Remember that huge Keystone pipeline spill in South Dakota last year? Well, it turns out it was about twice as big as folks originally thought.
If residents in Flint, Michigan, need some bottled water, they can’t rely on the state anymore. The city of nearly 100,000 is still reeling—nearly four years later—from a crisis that left residents (and their children) exposed to dangerous levels of lead in their water supply.
The Colombian Amazon is now legally a person, and a group of Colombian youth—ages 6 to 26—made it happen.
If President Donald Trump and his goonies want to go ahead and let methane run wild, they can try. They’ll just have to deal with all the many groups and states across the U.S. that’ll fight back.