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Featured Stories


The Boston Globe | Gold mining in California is often romanticized as a brief and technologically simple story. But it left a devastating environmental legacy that the state is still trying to clean up.


Undark | The state’s wolf population is determined by political volleying, with each side of the debate seeking easy answers.


Earther | Almost 175 years after the Gold Rush began, Californians are left holding the bag for thousands of abandoned mines.


Earth Island Journal | Kabir Peay uses genetic sequencing tools to map the ‘grossly understudied’ world of fungal interactions.


Grist | New Orleans is in the midst of a green infrastructure revolution, and in smaller neighborhoods, residents are leading the way, block by block.


Inside Climate News | A new study on flood-borne illnesses shows the growing health risks and disproportionate burdens of climate change.

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