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Speaking out for climate science, for the first time

Speaking out for climate science, for the first time

Sonali McDermid is worried about the planet’s food supply — and those seeking to eviscerate science

At least one of the tens of thousands of people who marched for science April 22 never thought she’d be there. An environmental scientist at New York University, Sonali McDermid had always maintained the apolitical exterior typical of researchers. But when Donald Trump was elected, that changed. More…

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Q+A Louis Masai

Q+A Louis Masai

This environmentally-inclined artist lets no wall go wasted

Dumpster dumplings

Dumpster dumplings

Mimi Cheng and Dan Barber are putting trash on your table — in a good way

Trash Queens Episode 4: Destination: Governor’s Island

Trash Queens Episode 4: Destination: Governor’s Island

How your food scraps are transformed into super soil

Can I borrow a cup of electricity?

Can I borrow a cup of electricity?

Brooklyn neighbors will soon be able to trade power directly — and there’s more to come

The noise mapper

The noise mapper

A minority in many ways, Erica Walker is determined to find how urban noise affects human health

I take my planets hard-boiled

I take my planets hard-boiled

Evidence that the Earth’s crust began as an unbroken shell raises a question: Can we really understand the past by looking at how things are now?

Cyber-stalking wildlife traders

Cyber-stalking wildlife traders

New online tools aim to save endangered animals, but experts say there are no easy shortcuts