We make them. We depend on them. We’re filling the ocean with them. Beyond what we’ve incinerated or recycled, a staggering 5.5 billion tons remain, taking centuries, or more, to break down. Can we enjoy this miracle material and have a clean environment too?
Parrots may be too popular for their own good.
A Refuge at Risk
The stakes are high if oil exploration comes to the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.
Blinded in Kashmir
Pellet gun injuries deepen a decades-old territorial dispute.
What happened on Roanoke Island?
North Korea Portraits
In a nation that doesn’t emphasize individuality, portraits of ordinary citizens may look like propaganda. Viewed as a group, they’re unsettling.
To Conserve or Hog Resources
If society depended on it, would you share – or would you be selfish?
Trash to Treasure
Engineer Arthur Huang is finding new uses for garbage – and revolutionizing recycling in the process.
A Chance Meeting
They were studying marine life – at closer range than planned.
In a Canadian forest fungi and trees have developed a hidden intelligence.
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