The effect of removing fossil fuel subsidies would fall far short of the reductions promised in the Paris Agreement
Young birds follow the right signal to foraging grounds, but when they arrive there are no fish to eat
Continents and volcanoes nearly came to a halt billions of years ago, creating a huge planetary pressure cooker
Big marine reserves look good on maps, but it takes tough rules close to shore to improve fisheries and biodiversity
Today’s work-from-home, on-demand culture means more days at home—and translates into greater energy savings, too. Karen Hopkin reports.
Methane that leaks from fracking wells can be captured and converted into a product used in plastics manufacturing
The lower stratosphere’s ozone continues to decrease, despite the world’s success in phasing out ozone-depleting chemicals
Soil microbes convert fertilizer to nitrogen oxides, emitting about as much of the gases as on-road vehicles in the state
States bordering the outer continental shelf are looking for carbon-free electricity as the Trump administration rolls back rules requiring it
Due to climate change, they already may not be catching enough prey to meet their high energy demands
Energy and environmental agencies have been the administration's prime targets for regulatory removal
A controversial project to restore 2.5 million hectares of tropical peatland hinges on sustainable farming
Over planetary history, warm-blood animals have outperformed cold-blooded animals in adapting to changing temperatures
Are tariffs on solar panels and cuts to energy research preparing the U.S. for the inevitable growth in renewables?
An onslaught of bottles, bags and other litter makes reefs 20 times more likely to get sick. Scientists are scrambling to learn why
At the first Science Meets Congress event, Energy Solutions for a Sustainable Future, energy and innovation experts from academia, government and the private sector talked with Scientific American Editor in Chief Mariette DiChristina about American's energy future.
Skeptics twist a cold snap into an impending Ice Age, and other bad spins
For decades, the agency has used numbers that often underestimate industry emissions of dangerous substances—and isn’t going to change soon
Baboons, grizzly bears and other species are giving up their wild ways as cities, farms and roads fracture habitat
Ultra-fine aerosol particles, produced by industrial activity, are helping storms grow bigger and more intense in the Amazon basin