A plastic bag has an average usage time of 20 minutes, while it can take up to 1000 years to break down in the environment.
Colombian researchers hope to revive an endangered species by rehabilitating monkeys confiscated from smugglers. The captive animals' struggles show that survival is not guaranteed.
Oil spills, nuclear meltdowns and chemical poisonings should be taught in schools.
When it comes to the geological record, airbrushing out humans' impact on the environment makes little sense.
In 2016, Venezuela opened up a large swath of the country to mining in an effort to prop up its economy. Now it is paying the environmental price.
A new accounting system that goes beyond the capitalist understanding of value is bubbling under and could topple capitalism itself.
Unless urban planning is taken seriously in Sierra Leone, there's a risk that similar disasters like the mudslides could occur with potentially more devastating consequences.
Mostly, humans have been devastating to the planet but, on rare occasions, we get it right. Here are stories of people who live in harmony with their surroundings, from Tibet to Morocco and beyond.
Our approach to economic growth has done more harm than good and must be be replaced with more appropriate goals.