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Culture & Politics

The new documentary 'ThuleTuvalu' shows how global warming is transforming lives on opposite sides of the planet.
Should we fight climate change by paying rainforest farmers not to raze trees?
Hundreds of toxic chemicals fall off the EPA’s radar when they spill into our waterways.
Not everyone was happy when wolves returned to Yellowstone (the deer, for one), but the place is better with them there.
A new scientific model tracks trash from sea to shining sea.
Who's to blame for the modern antibiotics crisis? It started with the same guys who invented Spam.
A new government report adds four more industrial chemicals to a growing number of carcinogens.
INVASIVES WEEK: How have invasive species managed to throw Kauai’s five-million-year-old ecosystem into jeopardy in just 200 years? Simple: They’ve worked together.
INVASIVES WEEK: I did my thing for the environment by feasting on strange creatures at a weirdly delicious New Haven sushi restaurant.
LEDs could help slow global warming and educate the developing world. Now that's worth a Nobel Prize.
INVASIVES WEEK: We took the mosquito fish to the river and dropped them in the water. Now, these little fish are making a big mess of freshwater ecosystems.
INVASIVES WEEK: Ravenous and hardy, green crabs are eating up Maine’s softshell clams. How did a crustacean no wider than a credit card get an entire state fishery in its pincers?
INVASIVES WEEK: Not the lobster! Alien green crabs are gobbling up Maine’s seafood industry.
INVASIVES WEEK: We’ll never be able to eradicate our most damaging invasive species. But by invading them right back, we might be able to fight them to a draw.
Craft brewers unite to save beer's most important ingredient: water.
Agriculture runoff is choking Lake Erie. Are lawmakers finally ready to tell farmers to knock it off?