Introducing herds of large herbivores in the Arctic would disturb surface snow, allowing cold air to reach the ground and keep the permafrost frosty.
Ocean plastic gets covered with algae and other marine organisms, making it smell delicious to sea turtles—with potentially deadly results.
A U.S. agency is funding projects to help create a bioenergy industry based on macroalgae
As oceans heat up, the ubiquitous noise of snapping shrimp should increase, posing issues for other species and human seagoing ventures.
A new view of the frozen continent could improve predictions for sea-level rise
Soil bacteria may have taken residence in early algal species, gifting the algae with the ability to withstand drier conditions on land. Annie Sneed reports.
While some hydropower facilities release almost no greenhouse gases, others can actually be worse than burning fossil fuels.
A major U.N.-backed report says that nature on indigenous peoples’ lands is degrading less quickly than in other areas
The large, disk-shaped Dickinsonia roamed in search of food 550 million years ago
Lava flow records and sedimentary and Antarctic ice core data show evidence of planetary magnetic field activity 20,000 years before the beginning of the last pole reversal.
A new study helps solve the puzzle of why the continent’s western glaciers are melting so fast
Ignoring the connections between climate and security poses risks for the U.S.
People appear to consume between 74,000 and 121,000 microplastic particles annually, and that's probably a gross underestimate.
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