While New York's Governor Andrew Cuomo recently announced an important and much-needed phase-out of coal-fired power plants, New York has a way to go before it leads the pack cleaning up its transportation sector and supporting the transition to electric vehicles (EVs).
Maria Fatima is the chief of Maudemo, a village in Timor-Leste where life has long centered on small-scale farming. But with output from village farms facing rising competition from cheap, factory-processed foods, Maria spends much of her time helping her community look for ways of producing better tasting, higher-value food both for them to eat themselves and sell in nearby markets.
I never thought I would become a vegetarian. To be honest, I used to think vegetarians were snooty people with "holier than thou" attitudes. I never asked the questions I was afraid to know the answers to. Now, I know the truth.
Before marijuana becomes legal -- both as a medical miracle and a harmless euphoriant -- millions of educational encounters need to occur. Many will take place on the examination table.
The year 2015 saw more than its fair share of extreme hydrologic events, both ruinous floods and severe drought. In the United States, attention remained focused on California, which is suffering the worst four-year drought on record.
Nature and Culture's approach to conservation is a California one. Engelhorn calls it entrepreneurial. It's the way he's used to doing business, and it may be changing the way well-intentioned gringos relate to Latin America and the rest of the world.
Humanity's burning of fossil fuels and engagement in wholesale deforestation are imposing some heavy peripheral costs on society.
Chances are you're planning to tune in to the game of all games this Sunday. But watching the action on the field is only half the fun; the other half is the food. Wings, nachos, chips and dips may feed a fan's frenzy - but they can pose a real threat to our pets.
For those with pets, Valentine's Day offers the ideal opportunity to honour a love unlike any other: The love for a beloved pet.
None of this ever had to happen. But in 2014, an inadequate Republican governor, who is still in power today, tried to cut costs and Flint's entire water supply was poisoned. This is criminal. We have poisoned our children. American babies. American children. Our own people.
Scientists have warned that even a few degrees rise in global temperatures can lead to increasingly severe storms. Now an international team of climate scientists has linked man-made climate change to historic flooding that hit the south of England in the winter of 2013-2014.
The fossil fuel industry faces an existential dilemma. It produces and uses the very materials that contribute the most to global warming -- and at a time when humanity aims to develop a new energy infrastructure based primarily on renewables.
A week and a half ago, just as a blizzard was barreling up the East Coast, I traveled to my hometown, Canandaigua, NY, and before a standing-room-only audience of more than 400 at Finger Lakes Community College, had a conversation with author and climate activist Naomi Klein.