Discover how politics can impact the environment, from U.N. climate talks to state legislation to local plastic bag bans.
Of the 10 same-sex marriage cases pending, eight involve the constitutionality of the Defense of Marriage Act.
The lunar crust is incredibly porous, suggesting it was fractured by countless impacts long ago during its formation.
New Jersey mayor Cory Booker plans to live on just $4 in food a day for the next week.
Actress and environmental activist has started reaching out to prospective supporters and fundraisers for a potential 2014 run.
The mayor of Newark, N.J., is starting a week-long experiment in which he'll try to live off the equivalent of food stamps, spending about $4 a day on food.
From beauty tips to film clips, we've collected some of the must-read stories of the week.
The U.N. ambassador is considered a top candidate for secretary of State, but her stock in the firm behind the Keystone XL oil pipeline has raised eyebrows.
Colorado and Washington state just voted to make marijuana legal. But it still remains illegal under federal and international law.
The mayor of the people dares a testy Twitter follower to join him in the challenge.
Will environmental issues fall off the fiscal cliff? Is that a picture of nature or is it fake? Is the U.S. set to produce more oil than Saudi Arabia? Those questions, plus much more, are answered in this week's roundup of our favorite stories.
Climate activist Bill McKibben says now is the time for the administration to stand up to the richest industry on Earth.
Have secession petitions become the latest trend in post-election angst?
If America goes over the 'fiscal cliff' — political slang for a set of tax hikes and spending cuts — a range of environmental programs could be left hanging.
Newark's mayor receives windfall thanks to his tireless social media magic.
Eco-entrepreneur on politics, energy and Earth's resources.
Russell blogs about the day's top science and eco-news.