Years ago on Saturday Night Live, Gilda Radner played a little old lady, Emily Litella, who came onto the Weekend Update news set to deliver an editorial about a burning issue of the day—only she didn't quite have the correct terminology...
Aqueducts, dams and irrigation projects all made rapid development possible in the arid West
Researchers attempt to puzzle out how Earth got its ice caps
The emergency effort is one of the biggest direct reuse of water programs in the U.S.
Eat Kelp. It’s chock-full of nutrients, it mitigates climate change by sequestering carbon, improves oceans by soaking up excess nitrogen and phosphorus, and has potential as a valuable fertilizer and biofuel...
Type in your city name and see what temperatures there will be in 2100 if current emissions trends continue
Recent spills show that tougher rules are needed to protect water supplies
Science museums should recruit the public in confronting the planet’s toughest challenges
Cities can combat the urban heat island effect under global warming with trees, white roofs and other fixes
On Saturday, June 21 one of the Republic of Namibia’s rare desert elephants was felled by a hunter’s rifle. Unlike most of the other elephants that die on any given day in Africa, this particular elephant was slain legally...
Changes measured by the Swarm satellite show that our magnetic field is weakening 10 times faster than originally predicted, especially over the Western Hemisphere
The world is not on track to keep global warming below 2 degrees Celsius but can still hold that line with tremendous effort
Satellite data can help geologists predict major floods up to 11 months in advance in areas where snow melt or groundwater is a significant contributor. Cynthia Graber reports
What do manatees and bureaucracy have in common? They both have a tendency to move slowly—sometimes painfully slowly. In Florida manatees’ own lethargy puts the animals at risk of being killed or injured by the speedboats that zip through the state’s waterways...
Treated sewage could be the safest, most environmentally sound source of tap water yet—if we can get over the yuck factor
Harrison Ford, known for iconic roles such as Han Solo and the intrepid archaeologist, confronts the Indonesian forestry minister on television