In nine years of battling wildfires across the Western United States, Edmund Howick has mourned a fallen fellow firefighter and hiked a mountain hauling nearly 100 pounds (45 kg) of equipment on his back to escape a blaze that heralded its advance with a roar...
Factors such as development, population growth and globalization are likely to blame, but the report suggests that we have learned from past disasters
Augmented and virtual reality games focused on the environment are increasingly making their way into schools
Understanding how ocean gases are pumped into the upper atmosphere could help predict and even regulate our future world environment
A survey reveals that nearly two thirds of young scientists in the field have experienced sexual harassment
The statewide average temperature for the first six months of 2014 was 1.1 degree F warmer than it has been for the past 120 years of records
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?
Smart cars that can save drivers' lives as well as fuel
Climate impacts that could affect the DOD's nearly 7,600 sites worldwide include hotter temperatures, rising sea levels and increasing storm frequency and intensity
As Arctic ice—and access to seals living there—disappears, polar bears show they can adapt to a land-based diet of geese, eggs and the occasional caribou
Biodiversity hotspots are golden places on earth where the number and diversity of animals and plants is exceptional. Environmentalists say that hotspots are the most critical of all places to protect against the ill effects of human development and climate change...
Researchers hope to use the fernlike Azolla to reverse the global warming effects of burning fossil fuels
How existing cities expand and new cities emerge will determine how humanity fares in the 21st century. David Biello reports
The National Hurricane Center’s new maps, released as the storm approached the U.S., predicted the location and severity of the surge
Researchers attempt to puzzle out how Earth got its ice caps