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Apocalypse Now

As Earth Day approaches, Edward Burtynsky’s haunting aerial photographs confront the stark reality of humankind’s industrial impact on the planet

What the Heck Is an “Unabated” Fossil Fuel?

One wonky word favored by oil companies could doom the earth once and for all

The Trouble with Tequila

Its explosive popularity has disrupted the delicate relationship between agave plants and the bats that pollinate them. But scientist Rodrigo Medellín is here to help

A Snake in the Everglades

Ron DeSantis wants to save Florida’s cherished Everglades while promoting an aggressive anti-climate-change agenda. One of the state’s largest environmental charities is helping him with his greenwashing

Private-Jet Paradox

Wanna take mine or yours? Will the climate crisis ground the use of private planes or simply make the elite more secretive?

Animal Magic

How a baby African elephant, orphaned at just three days old, found refuge in the companionship of older elephants with similar backgrounds

The Apocalypse in Charts

Published 50 years ago, the Club of Rome’s bracing and best-selling environmental report, The Limits to Growth, changed the way we think—if not the way we live

Under a Killing Sun

A tale of two cities, trying to survive life (and death) at 125 degrees Fahrenheit

The Great White Toilet

Sewage dumped by American cruise ships is destroying Canada’s pristine waters

The Lost City of Z, Discovered at Last

How modern technology uncovered the remains of a vast civilization hidden deep in the Amazon

The Social Network

A new book takes readers inside the dynamic social lives of animals, from army ants to orcas to chimpanzees

War of the Rosewood

How a Chinese status symbol became an environmental emergency

Where the Wild Things Are

A women-led photography initiative aims to raise $1 million to support the protection of endangered habitats

The Hamptons’ Secret Shame

Why do some of the most expensive homes in the country surround one of its most polluted lakes?

A Bug’s Life

In the fight to save the planet, the extraordinary lives of insects are going overlooked

Roiling in the Deep

The deep sea has so far managed to evade human intervention. Now mining companies are threatening Earth’s last frontier

Earth to Mom

Cazzie David interviews her mother, the environmentalist Laurie David, on what we can do in our day-to-day lives to protect the planet

The Japanese Art of Midway

The West generally knows two ways of dealing with nature: cutting it down or leaving it untouched. In Japan, there’s a middle ground

The Great Outdoors

Turn off your mindfulness apps and enjoy the serenity of the natural world, says Sir David Attenborough

Snap Out of It

The coronavirus is up, but Ebola is gone. And there are other silver linings to savor

The Last Place on Earth You Can Escape the Pandemic

Antarctica is the only virus-free continent. But will that last?

Plastic-Eating “Super-Enzyme” Spawned in Lab!

Will nature be able to clean up our mess?

A Whale of a Good-Bye

Scientists have deciphered the songs blue whales sing to each other before they migrate

Rolls-Royce Pulls a Dylan

With a modified Phantom V, the storied automobile goes electric