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Recent News

• It’s not just oceans that are rising. Groundwater is, too.
• Why climate ‘doomers’ are replacing climate ‘deniers’
• ‘What Really Keeps Me Up at Night’: A Climate Scientist’s Call to Action
• Lead keeps poisoning children. It doesn’t have to.

As Enforcement Lags, Toxic Coal Ash Keeps Polluting U.S. Water

Despite rules requiring remediation, only a few of the nearly 300 U.S. power plants storing toxic ash — the residue of burning coal — have started cleanups or have plans to do so.

Rachel Carson Country

The ocean is a place of paradoxes. It is the home of the hundred-foot blue whale, the largest animal that ever lived. It is also the home of living things so small that your two hands might scoop up as many of them as there are stars in the Milky Way. — Rachel Carson, “Undersea.”

Seeing Through the Eyes of Rachel Carson

Walking with binoculars around my neck, as I often do, I have never known how to answer when a friendly passerby says, “Are you a birdwatcher? Seen anything interesting?” I want to reply, “It’s all interesting!”

Big oil on campus: how US universities are ‘colonized’ by the fossil-fuel industry

Students at Princeton describe unease that Exxon employee had an office on campus, while dozens of universities have big oil links.

Where Does the Money Go in Environmental Grantmaking?

A new study by the Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Sustainability Initiative (JEDSI) at the Yale School of the Environment examined nearly $5 billion in grants awarded by 220 foundations in 35 states.

Can a Rachel Carson Introvert Succeed in the Climate Movement?

As much as I love climate advocacy, there have been several moments throughout my young adulthood when I have genuinely asked myself, did I pick the wrong career?