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The American chestnut tree has a good shot at making a comeback

The American chestnut tree has a good shot at making a comeback

Two sophisticated techniques could rescue the beloved American chestnut tree — but the riskier approach might work better

By | Posted January 25, 2017

Becoming earthquake country

Becoming earthquake country

Oklahoma’s seismic surge is unprecedented. It can be explained, but not by hydraulic fracturing — at least not directly

By | Posted January 20, 2017

Here’s why deregulation won’t put miners back to work

Here’s why deregulation won’t put miners back to work

Donald Trump’s energy policy is unlikely to fix coal’s economic woes or public opinion problem.

By | Posted January 13, 2017

PODCAST: New wind turbines are for the birds

PODCAST: New wind turbines are for the birds

Engineers place more powerful wind turbines further apart, but still can’t save the birds

By | Posted December 9, 2016

Hot pavement, cool ideas

Hot pavement, cool ideas

Finding alternatives to sweltering asphalt is harder than it looks

By | Posted November 28, 2016

A wild bee in the big city

A wild bee in the big city

Honey bees aren’t the only pollinators in town — or even the best ones

By | Posted October 24, 2016

An alternative to parks that gentrify

An alternative to parks that gentrify

A “just green enough” approach in Brooklyn aims for a balance between sustainability and equity

By | Posted September 26, 2016

Nature on the edge

Nature on the edge

Rock climbing’s increasing popularity puts pressures on cliff landscapes

By | Posted August 29, 2016

A clearer view of clearcuts

A clearer view of clearcuts

My dad wants to cut down 20 acres of trees. Should I let him?

By | Posted August 24, 2016

Fishing for DNA

Fishing for DNA

A genetic technique offers new perspective on life in New York City’s rivers

By | Posted August 1, 2016

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