Poor communities of color have spent decades battling US industrial and agricultural pollution. A new EPA office is designed to support their struggle, but history suggests reason for caution.
The green movement has more to thank workers in polluting industries than you might expect.
Pumped hydro offers us large scale energy storage. If we do it carefully, we can make sure these dams don’t cause the damage of the past.
Yvon Chouinard’s gift is unusual due to its structure but is also part of a trend. Many billionaires and large foundations are now funding these causes.
Lovelock’s Gaia hypothesis suggested that Earth could be considered a single, self-regulating organism.
Finding radical new ways to feed the world is essential for our survival. A prominent environmental activist has considered the alternatives.
Environmentalists are worried the shift to green energy means damage from more mines. But it doesn’t have to be this way.
Direct action can make the demands of a mainstream movement seem reasonable.
We asked six experts to nominate books that might help us avert environmental catastrophe. Here’s what they said.
A new collection of non-fiction by one of Australia’s greatest poets enriches our understanding of her legacy.
David Brooks considers the early work of one of Australia’s most prolific poets.
Young Muslim activists in Indonesia turn to faith to undertake the sacred task of protecting the natural world. This echoes the growing popularity of ‘green Islam’ as an important global youth agenda.
Our feelings about nature depend on lots of factors, but a new study shows our genes are one of the most important.
Melville’s epic novel about life aboard a wayward whaling ship holds lessons for the climate crisis today.
Environmentalism may seem like a new mindset, especially in the Church. But care for creation has been woven into Catholicism for centuries.
Climate activists don’t have to be popular to achieve their goals.
A new study puts numbers to the health and environmental benefits – or impacts – of individual foods and shows how small changes can make a significant difference.
New research found girls particularly liked to see wildflowers, hear nature sounds and touch animals and plants.
Released at the height of the Vietnam War, Marvin Gaye’s hit-heavy album explored themes of race, environmentalism and conflict. It also marked a new direction for the Motown record label..
A web of local environmental action campaigns launched against oilsands pipelines a decade ago helped bring an end to Keystone XL.