Special Report

Earth Day

Our planet shows increasing signs of succumbing to the assault we and our technologies have launched. Can we coalesce into a community of international cooperation and muster the “moral solidarity” necessary to implement sustainable solutions? Is humanity’s current course sustainable? Will it result in progress and prosperity or unprecedented peril?

A New Earth

A New Earth

Dan Cloer

Our planet shows increasing signs of succumbing to our assault. There are many ideas on fixing the problem, but the solution lies close to home.

Home, Sweet Earth

Home, Sweet Earth

Dan Cloer

Despite the wealth of knowledge gained both during the International Geophysical Year and since, too many of us may still take the Earth for granted.

environmental issues

Mother Earth?

Peter Nathan

Popular references to our planet as Mother Earth, and to the natural forces that govern it as Mother Nature, bring to mind the ancient goddess Gaia.

Is God Green?

Is God Green?

David Hulme

Environmentalism is the subject of heated debate all over the globe. But where do we end up when we set aside political and commercial questions?

Before and After Earth Day

Before and After Earth Day

Dan Cloer

Today, events such as Earth Day and the combined international efforts to complete and man the ISS are offshoots of the original cooperative Sputnik mission of 1957.