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Nordic Skiing Has an Addiction to Toxic Wax

Fluorinated glide wax is being banned from elite competitions, and big brands like Swix say they’re searching for environmentally friendly alternatives. But the seductively speedy—and noxious—compounds are unlikely to loosen their grip on the sport anytime soon.

Bill Donahue
Jan 24, 2020

Good News, Even in Darkness

As we begin a critical new decade for the environment, we need to look toward the light

Heather Hansman
Jan 14, 2020

The Bizarre Bank Robbery That Shook an Arctic Town

As one of the northernmost settlements on earth, the Norwegian hamlet of Longyearbyen has become a magnet for adventurous souls looking to start a new life. But when an unsettling crime happened, it brought home a harsh reality: in the modern world, trouble always finds you.

David Kushner
Jan 13, 2020

Travel Is Worth the Carbon Footprint

There have been countless reports denouncing travel in the fight against climate change. This environmentalist thinks you should consider the bigger picture.

Cassidy Randall
Jan 11, 2020