- Environmentalists Rejoice: Court Says Land Regulation Doesn't Go 'Too Far' June 24, 2017
The court upheld a regulation preventing a Wisconsin family from developing part of their land, denying them government compensation. The decision is a huge win for regulators and environmentalists.
- Some U.S. States Relax Restrictions On Cladding Suspected In Grenfell Tower Fire June 24, 2017
Changes to building codes in some U.S. jurisdictions may allow the use of siding similar to that of Grenfell Tower in London. A fire at the apartment building killed at least 79 people last week.
- New Island Forms Off North Carolina's Outer Banks June 24, 2017
In the ever-changing seascape off the Outer Banks of North Carolina is a new sand bar, possibly masking as an island. The questions now is how to get to it.
- On Top Of Hong Kong's High Rises, Rooftop Gardens Take Root June 24, 2017
In one of the most densely populated cities on Earth, a gardening cooperative is helping residents rediscover farming — in the sky.
- Alaska's 40 Years Of Oil Riches Almost Never Was June 24, 2017
Oil began flowing down the trans-Alaska pipeline in 1977, transforming Alaska into a wealthy state. But if it wasn't for one man, the Prudhoe Bay oil field may not have never been found.
- Arkansas Tries To Stop An Epidemic Of Herbicide Damage June 23, 2017
A weedkiller called dicamba, which farmers hoped could banish herbicide-resistant weeds, has become a plague itself in Arkansas. The state's regulators just voted to ban it for 120 days.
- 'Cause For Serious Concern': Invasive Carp Caught 9 Miles From Great Lakes June 23, 2017
A commercial fisher captured the silver carp beyond the barriers built to keep the invasive species out of the Great Lakes. The incident is raising alarms from local lawmakers.
- Michael Specter: What Happens When We Ignore Scientific Consensus? June 23, 2017
Michael Specter explores why some deny scientific evidence — such as the safety of vaccines and GMOs, or climate change. He says denying can provide a sense of control in an unsure world.
- Is It Really So Offal? 'Ugly Food' Boot Camp Entices Chefs And Diners June 23, 2017
Teams of cooks are making dishes from food that many American consumers would overlook — or even consciously avoid — as part of a sustainability project aimed at reducing food waste in the U.S.
- After 42 Years, Yellowstone Grizzly Will Be Taken Off Endangered Species List June 22, 2017
Citing a population rebound, the Interior Department has announced plans to strip the bear of federal protection. But some groups are skeptical, and they've signaled they're prepared to resist.