The world united to combat the ozone hole, can we do the same for climate change? David Biello reports
The mighty blue whale is back after being nearly hunted to extinction. David Biello reports
Wilderness is dead, long live the Wilderness Act. On Sept. 3, 1964, President Lyndon Johnson and the U.S. Congress signed into law the Wilderness Act.
Genetic engineering could restore the once profuse North American bird after a century or more of extinction
The first step in solving the world's forest problem is recognizing the world's forest problem. David Biello reports
Two or more dead elephants in one place means one thing: poaching by professional killers. Another tip-off is the lack of a face, as poachers hack off the tusks to be sold for ivory.
Reaping benefits from solar panels on a home may be harder than some sales pitches suggest
A physicist may have dreamed up a new way to clean up oil spills. David Biello reports
These “unnatural base pairs” are a first for synthetic biology
Legal ivory markets that are supposed to only deal in stockpiles and antiques inevitably launder poached ivory. Close them all, says WCS vice president for species conservation. David Biello reports
Get used to algae blooms, they may be coming to a body of water near you
Researchers are rethinking century-old observations as they witness the unexpected and peculiar perils that are emerging from thawing Arctic permafrost
Human activity has left permanent marks on the planet
Cyanobacteria fed by nutrients carried over the Atlantic in African dust may have initiated the process by which, over millions of years, calcium carbonate collected to build the Bahamas...
Of four common corals and algae tested, three still produced shells in conditions that mimic oceans if atmospheric CO2 concentrations reached 1,000 ppm. David Biello reports
Is the planet undergoing the sixth mass extinction in its history courtesy of the human species?
At test sites, the exposure of rock by ants accelerated the absorption of atmospheric CO 2 by the rock by as much as 335 times compared with ant-free areas. David Biello reports
HIV health workers, a WHO staffer and at least one top AIDS researcher were among those killed when a Malaysia Airlines plane was shot down over Ukraine
Of all the things to be leaking methane on Staten Island in New York City—corroded gas pipes, sewers, the Fresh Kills dump—who would have suspected the mail truck?
How existing cities expand and new cities emerge will determine how humanity fares in the 21st century. David Biello reports