Big-budget films tell us earthquakes are bad, volcanic eruptions can be catastrophic, and meteorite strikes—barring the presence of Bruce Willis—may kill us all. Seeking expert advice on how scared we should be.
Manmade light is normally considered pollution before it’s thought of as beautiful. A series of luscious portraits of Earth’s brightest hotspots.
More than a generation of Americans have been urged to save the Earth. A survey of the current climate and every H.G. Wells-inspired geoengineering project shows it’s time to pray for Homo sapiens.
U2’s guitarist has recently been slammed by environmentalists for his California real-estate development. An FAQ for concerned neighbors.
From zombies to aliens to zombie-aliens, the times that, with civilization at its very brink, against all odds—you know the drill.
Today is UN World Water Day, and for many of the planet’s residents, one of our most plentiful resources has become all too scarce. The rest of us are busy playing golf in the desert.
In this day and age of unmet expectations and underwhelming results, it’s more important than ever to follow the examples of others and look at things in the right light. Welcome to the Bright Side.
As it turns out, the rules of science are more flexible than you’d think. When you tinker with the mechanics of the universe, however, you’d better be prepared for drastic repercussions.
Natural disasters have a senseless mode of destruction—earthquakes and floods don’t care about what they wreck. But what if nature seems to be deliberately trying to erase your history?