Frances Arnold, the Caltech scientist who shared the 2018 Nobel Prize in Chemistry, says evolution can show us how to solve problems of sustainability.
The detection of this radioactive relic of nuclear weapons tests in a remote environment shows humanity’s far-reaching environmental impact
Researchers want to outfit air conditioners with carbon-capture technology. Christopher Intagliata reports.
Landmark UN-backed report finds that agriculture is one of the biggest threats to Earth’s ecosystems
A project off Staten Island aims to dissipate wave energy hitting the shore
A few brief reports about international science and technology from Liberia to Hawaii, including one on the discovery in Northern Ireland of soil bacteria that stop the growth of MRSA and other superbugs...
Aspects of climate change were minimized in an analysis of drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge
Conservation plans should consider such links between land-based and marine ecosystems
Conservation scientist Lauren Oakes discusses her book about Alaska ecology and sociology, In Search of the Canary Tree: The Story of a Scientist, a Cypress, and a Changing World...
Keeping forests intact can go a long way toward saving the planet
Fortified wetlands can protect shorelines better than hard structures
Scientists tracked bumblebee queens with radar when they emerged from hibernation and found the bees take only brief flights en route to a new nest. Christopher Intagliata reports.
The chytrid fungus has hit 500 species of amphibians, driving dozens to extinction in recent decades
Beach communities that rely on dredging to replenish protective dunes object to expanded federal protections
Some scientists question museum data analysis that suggests Roundup is not responsible for the insects’ decline
North America’s Great Basin is getting warmer, drier and saltier
By analyzing nearly 2.5 billion Wikipedia page views, researchers found species searches reflect seasonal animal migrations and plant blooming. Christopher Intagliata reports.
Some unexpected alternatives could avoid depleting the wild fish that farmed seafood eats
A few brief reports about international science and technology from Greenland to Palau, including one on the discovery of a trove of mummified cats in Egypt.
Reservoirs may promote waste by creating a false sense of water security