Badgers were far more frightened by the sounds of humans than by their traditional predators, such as bears or wolves.
If scaled up, batches of bacteria could convert CO2 emissions into fuel, in a single step
That’s because the “forage fish” are food for ever-expanding fish farms, and overfishing them could destroy the ocean food web
The synthetic membrane from ExxonMobile would also avert 45 million tons of carbon dioxide emissions
Urban areas are usually celebrated for their energy efficiency and low per capita carbon dioxide emissions, but such accounting ignores how and where they acquire their resources
Sewer systems in many cities, stressed by age and growing populations, will spew more raw refuse into the streets during heavy rains
Communities should plan defenses and emergency responses based on the climate of the future, not the past
Ecologists fear plan to seal off the U.S. from Mexico would put wildlife at risk
Tractor-trailers, delivery vans, garbage trucks and more must cut emissions 25 percent by 2027
A map based on new data reveals where climate change threatens peoples’ ways of life—and what they are doing to prepare for the future
Meteorologists say the storm was essentially a hurricane without high winds
Our influence is written in the geological strata
Each summer, the National Center for Science Education organizes a boat trip down the Colorado River through the Grand Canyon to bring visitors face to wall-face with striking examples of geologic and evolutionary processes.
In neighborhoods where kids have an increased chance of exposure to toxic lead, pigeons also have higher blood lead levels—making the birds potential proxies for risk assessment.
Individual Greenland sharks appear to live perhaps a century longer than any other vertebrate, and might have life spans approaching 500 years.
The ocean floor teems with mineral treasures, but extracting them could jeopardize an unexplored alien world
Drier soil plus drier air causes Douglas firs to shut down
Cholera bacteria and others arise in more places and in greater abundance
The Yao people of Mozambique vocally signal honeyguide birds to show them the location of hives, which the people harvest and share with the birds.
The military abandoned the ice-tunnel complex with tons of chemicals and radioactive materials