The glassy shards from Kilauea’s eruption may be dangerous to humans and animals if consumed
Herbicides are under evolutionary threat. Can modern agriculture find a new way to fight back?
The approach to buying renewable energy to offset electricity use was pioneered by major corporations
Hippo poop is piling up in Tanzania’s freshwater fisheries—which is bad news for biodiversity, and deleterious for the dinner plate. Jason G. Goldman reports.
The shift could change which prey animals hunt or make it harder to find food
With ice loss speeding up, previous sea level rise projections may be too low
The problem would likely plague every technological civilization throughout the universe, says astrophysicist Adam Frank
Unrestrained warming could reduce yields of the staple crop, as well as many vegetables and legumes
Communities would get more value by spending before a disaster, instead of after
In spite of their ecological, economic and cultural significance, predators are among the most heavily persecuted animals, due to conflict with humans and their assets
Despite a new icebreaker ship in the works, efforts still lag behind those of China and Russia
Storms' slowdown means more rain, and potentially more damage, for populated areas
A rise in global temperatures may be making all kinds of creatures smaller—a trend with worrisome implications
A climate-driven warping of the water cycle is forcing a re-think of water management practices
As storms become stronger, safety instructions for threats can be contradictory
Fossil fuels are a bigger part of the climate conversation, though the coal industry is unlikely to be saved
During extreme heat waves, a species of eucalyptus copes by releasing water and taking advantage of evaporative cooling. Other trees may do the same.
Experts show how 22 recent hurricanes would be different if they formed near the end of this century
Sea lions and fur seals in Uruguay have become a tourist attraction—but the animals have become less, not more, accepting of humans. Jason G. Goldman reports.
Special protections have also been granted for wildlife and coastal communities potentially threatened by oil spills