People appear to consume between 74,000 and 121,000 microplastic particles annually, and that's probably a gross underestimate.
A major U.N.-backed report says that nature on indigenous peoples’ lands is degrading less quickly than in other areas
A study found that only a small percentage of bird beak shape variation is dependent on diet, with other factors like display and nest construction probably playing parts too.
A project off Staten Island aims to dissipate wave energy hitting the shore
The tiny brain of a honeybee is apparently able to calculate small numbers' addition and subtraction. Annie Sneed reports.
Known for climate change work, the pioneer says global warming, AI and genetic engineering are self-inflicted threats to humanity
Understanding how these breathtaking features form helps scientist interpret geologic history
Cod egg survival stays high with limited warming, but plummets when the temperature rises a few degrees Celsius in their current spawning grounds.
Rep. Kathy Castor, head of the revamped House climate committee, says the panel will be working on a policy road map for global warming
Motivated by events like Hurricane Harvey, researchers are trying to determine how climate change interacts with agriculture, energy, transportation and other human systems
Conventional lawns are not sustainable, and one expert says it’s time to consider alternatives
The single organism that is the Utah aspen grove known as Pando is on the decline due to herbivores wiping out its youngest tree outgrowths
Wind farms can cause a cascade of ecological effects, but are still needed to provided cleaner energy supplies
Octopuses react to MDMA much like humans do. And not surprisingly, given their anatomy, the animals are excellent huggers. Annie Sneed reports.
The birds are arriving in the Arctic up to 13 days earlier than they used to. But at a cost: hunger. Annie Sneed reports.
Whale ancestors probably never had teeth and baleen at the same time, and only developed baleen after trying toothlessness and sucking in prey.
Solar geoengineering would ease heat stress, but also block vital sunlight for plants
Chemicals designed to simulate honeybee alarm pheromones could deter elephants from farmers’ crops, easing conflicts with humans. Annie Sneed reports.
Shark researchers used a system for recognizing patterns in star field photographs to identify whale sharks, which have individual spot patterns.
The shift could change which prey animals hunt or make it harder to find food