Fish save the world billions of dollars in damages by helping store carbon dioxide in the oceans
A couple of years ago, my fiancée and I wanted to try to make some home-made mozzarella cheese, but ran into a problem. In order to turn milk into cheese, you have to add a substance called “rennet,” which causes the milk to coagulate, allowing you to separate the curd (mostly fats and hydrophobic proteins) [...]..
Thanks to us humans, there's a new type of rock in the geologic record. And it's part plastic. David Biello reports
The past 12 months have been the warmest in Australia's recorded history, where average temperature has warmed by 1.6-degrees F since 1910
Deforestation of the butterflies' Mexican wintering site is eclipsed by the threat posed by the continual loss of habitat to crops and pesticides in the U.S.
Efficiency improvements reduced emissions slightly from 2008 to 2012, but the Great Recession cut output the most
June 6, 1944 – in planning for D-Day – also geology was considered, as aerial photographs of the shores of Normandy were studied to find suitable landing sites for the invasion...
Competitions can help solve some of history’s worst market failures
While on a family holiday recently I visited Dan yr Ogof, the famous National Show Cave for Wales. Besides being interesting for the expected geological and speleological reasons, Dan yr Ogof is set within landscaped gardens that, bizarrely, feature one of Europe's largest `dinosaur parks'...
Each year, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory publishes a powerful graphic of U.S. energy use. In the most recent version, one can see how the ~97 quadrillion british-thermal units (quads) of energy used in the United States can be broken down by uses and sectors...
“It’s a strange world. Let’s keep it that way.”—Warren Ellis You can find some pretty weird things when you go poking around in holes in remote parts of the globe...
Coastal communities can help combat ocean acidification by cutting back on water pollution
The White House obviously accepts the science behind human-caused climate change, as was made clear again this week by its announcement of plans to cut carbon emissions from U.S.
An intense wildfire season paired with the heavy rains of El Niño could set the stage for disasters in the western U.S.
This is the story of an orca named Old Tom, who during the early 20th century spent almost four decades helping fishermen catch baleen whales off the coast of Australia.