Glaciologist Elizabeth Case, of Columbia University Earth Institute's Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, takes us out near Juneau to study and live on the shifting ice.
Minerals used in electronics are found on the seafloor, but disturbing them could release carbon
Starting in 2017, an artificial intelligence monitoring system at the Welgevonden Game Reserve in South Africa has been helping to protect rhinos and their caretakers.
At Scientific American 's third Science on the Hill event, experts from academia and the private sector met at the Rayburn House Office Building on Capitol Hill to talk with Scientific American editor-in-chief Mariette DiChristina about solutions to our plethora-of-plastics problem...
People appear to consume between 74,000 and 121,000 microplastic particles annually, and that's probably a gross underestimate.
At the third Scientific American “Science on the Hill” event, “Solving the Plastic Waste Problem”, one of the issues discussed by experts on Capitol Hill was biodegradability. ...
Turtles’ famed longevity can mask their decline—until it is too late
What if great white sharks threaten sea otters? Dilemmas are on the rise in an increasingly disrupted environment
Rising ocean temperatures and melting ice are disrupting the birds’ food sources
A major U.N.-backed report says that nature on indigenous peoples’ lands is degrading less quickly than in other areas
Proposed legislation focuses mostly on threats to honeybees and their wild cousins
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...