In a coal-dependent state, a Republican governor wants to focus on solutions to limit CO2 emissions
Analysis of Hurricane Harvey, which drowned Houston, confirms predictions that the storms are likely to get bigger, be more intense and last longer
Orangutans were observed to use plant extracts to treat their own pain.
The race is on to exploit—and protect—the ocean floor
Climate change is accelerating the spread of disease—and making it much harder to predict outbreaks
Adventurer scientists swarm the melting Thwaites Glacier for clues to how fast sea level will rise
Hunting regulations in Sweden prohibit killing brown bear mothers in company of cubs—causing mama bears to care for their young longer. Jason G. Goldman reports.
Young, thin sea ice melts faster, putting Arctic ecosystems in danger
U.S. has biggest footprint, both from foreign visitors and Americans traveling abroad
The InSight Mission will look at Mars's seismic activity and latent heat to find out more about how planets get made--and how humans might live there.
Without an alternative to the signature Obama climate policy, EPA is more vulnerable to legal challenges
Urbanization is on the rise; so is the urban heat island effect—a situation that is worsening with the decline of tree cover in U.S. metropolitan areas
Tomato plants detected snail slime in soil near them and mounted preemptive defenses, even though they were not directly touched.
U.N. meeting is aimed in part at strengthening countries’ commitments to climate action
Rates have tripled in 15 years, and some scientists suspect climate change is partly to blame
Weather conditions and a boost from global warming led to the stunning record low ice cover in winter 2018
Plan seeks to encourage carbon sequestration development and expand options for credits
In a study of children interacting with toy animals Native American kids and non-Native kids imagined the animals very differently.
How to incorporate solar and wind while keeping the electricity grid stable is a key question
The stark climatic border in the U.S. separating the sultry east from the dry west is rapidly shifting—a change that could have a significant future impact