Forty million people live in and near Indonesia's carbon-rich forests and peatlands, and while their lives are tied to the land, they often have little say in what happens to it. In Teluk Kabung, Riau province, decisions made in the capital Jakarta have helped wipe out the natural forest surrounding the village, destroying its coconut-based economy, and pushing the endangered Sumatran tiger closer to people.
Some of the world's long distance migratory birds are in decline. Scientists track the shorebirds' at their New Jersey rest stop in a gallant effort to protect them.
As Washington seeks ways to shrink the national debt, Republicans propose deep cuts to public lands programs.
The Food and Drug Administration has finally released the sunscreen regulations it has been promising for 33-years, but the Environmental Working Group thinks the regulations fall short.
Rising sea levels, expected to increase due to climate change, force small-island nations into new legal territory.
Democratic leaders in the Senate are calling for the end of $2 billion worth of subsidies for the five biggest oil companies in the US. The cash would be used to reduce the deficit.
The Supreme Court hears arguments on whether states can sue power companies for contributing to climate change.
Fiscal conservatives and environmentalists are working together to kill the corn ethanol tax credit this year, so the industry is suggesting other ways lawmakers could support biofuels.
Obama says the first step to getting off foreign fuel is for oil companies to start drilling on the domestic leases they already have.
Jay Rockefeller (D-WV) wants to put EPA's climate authority on hold for two years. His bill could get more votes than similar Republican legislation. Would President Obama veto?