A major U.N.-backed report says that nature on indigenous peoples’ lands is degrading less quickly than in other areas
People who live off the land depend on keeping ecosystems intact, and scientists are tapping into their unique expertise
John B. Goodenough, M. Stanley Whittingham and Akira Yoshino share the 2019 Nobel Prize in Chemistry “for the development of lithium-ion batteries” that have led to portable electronic devices that are rechargeable virtually anywhere on the planet...
The 2019 Nobel Prize in Chemistry goes to John Goodenough, M. Stanley Whittingham and Akira Yoshino “for the development of lithium-ion batteries.”
Outlawing possession does not appear to stem the release of alligators, snakes and other problematic species
In the first global estimate of its kind, researchers tally an incredible 5,600 species harvested for commercial use—and predict which ones could be next
Adult corals can reshuffle their symbiotic algae species to adapt to warming waters—and, it appears they can pass those adaptations on. Christopher Intagliata reports.
Thousands of products can be sustainably harvested from the forest, and indigenous peoples are crucial in helping us find them
A few brief reports about international science and technology from Hungary to Japan, including one about a wine grape in France that DNA testing shows has been cultivated for almost a millennium...
BBC and Netflix nature documentaries consistently shy away from showing viewers the true extent to which we’ve damaged the planet. Christopher Intagliata reports.
France lures U.S.-based researchers after American withdrawal from the Paris climate agreement
A novel approach for making Africa’s largest transfrontier conservation area a success
Though waterfowl and raptor populations have made recoveries, bird populations have declined since 1970 across nearly all habitats
If the Trump administration weakens the Endangered Species Act, many populations that are already dwindling will disappear
Paul Romer, an expert in what’s known as endogenous growth theory and winner of the 2018 Nobel prize in economics, speaks to Scientific American about seeing economic growth as increased value, akin to when ingredients in a recipe are used to create a dish worth more than the original raw materials...
Microplastic particles are everywhere, but in freshwater systems, 60 percent of particles are clothing lint from laundry.
Oil and gas development could exacerbate the impacts to species in the rapidly warming Arctic National Wildlife Refuge
Neonicotinoids may be partly responsible for declines in songbird populations
At the Kermadec Islands, humpbacks from all over the South Pacific converge and swap songs. Christopher Intagliata reports.