New research suggests rising oceans could swamp the world’s coasts by the end of the century—sooner than previously anticipated
Marine life seems to create a reflective sunshade above the Southern Ocean
Iran’s attempt to develop nuclear weapons will not be the last challenge faced in a journey that began with the world’s first fission bomb test during World War II
Scientists remind policy makers that CO2 pollution must end--and soon
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A solar-powered plane will fly for an estimated five days and nights—or ditch in the ocean
If you are looking for some quiet zones in America, then this map is for you. National Park Service researchers recorded and mapped ambient sound from all over the country.
Black balls that litter the planet may prove the best marker for a new geologic epoch recognizing humanity's outsized impacts
The four-year study took thousands of samples at hundreds of sites
New autopsy results confirm mass dolphin strandings largely stemmed from BP's 2010 Macondo well blowout
The transformer fire at Indian Point Energy Center on the Hudson River is just the latest incident plaguing the U.S. nuclear industry
The solutions are simple but not easy to adopt, as the Nepal example shows
Scientists have introduced genes into the American chestnut from wheat that help disarm the fungus that killed almost all three billion of the trees in the eastern U.S. David Biello reports
The microscopic organisms bloomed in the wake of the Macondo well disaster
A swim with sewage aims to call attention to cleaning the Gowanus Canal, and other polluted waters in the U.S.
Scientific American's David Biello hosts a new episode of the TV series Beyond the Light Switch, focusing on the means to and effects of a more electricity-powered country. Steve Mirsky reports
Mass deaths likely stemmed from the BP spill in 2010, researchers say
New homes wired with the latest smart gadgets cluster together around shared park spaces. Blue-black panels that transform sunshine into electricity grace a majority of roofs.
Testing of shrimp, crabs and fish, among other seafood harvested in the Gulf of Mexico, continues
BP's Macondo well disaster was bad but U.S. oil addiction is worse