Animals of both species can be assessed using many of the “big five” factors used to describe humans
In Kenya, wild animals and livestock can coexist and even benefit each other
Insects like the cold-hardy emerald ash borer could see mass die-offs, but survivors could have hardier offspring
Scientific American collections editor Andrea Gawrylewski talks to managing editor Curtis Brainard about how warming in the Arctic affects us all. And glaciologist Elizabeth Case takes us out near Juneau to study and live on the shifting ice...
The effort comes as President Trump makes comments that deny climate science
The world’s southernmost continent is jettisoning six times more ice now than it was four decades ago
A few brief reports about international science and technology from Papua New Guinea to Kazakhstan, including one on the slow slide of Mount Etna in Italy.
Extreme weather, armed conflict and mismanagement are ruining swaths of crops
Cod egg survival stays high with limited warming, but plummets when the temperature rises a few degrees Celsius in their current spawning grounds.
More in some places, less in others, the trends are both clear and complicated
There are many cheap and effective ways to provide safe water to the world’s poor regions. But projects often fail due to inadequate planning, maintenance or persuasive power
A species of hermit crab appears to have evolved a large penis to enable intercourse without leaving, and thus possibly losing, its adopted shell.
The official federal announcement of global temperatures has been delayed by the U.S. government shutdown
By coupling audio recordings with satellite data and camera traps, ecologists can keep their eyes—and ears—on protected tropical forests. Christopher Intagliata reports.
Weather fluctuations change how much excess carbon soil can absorb from the atmosphere
Researchers are trying to shift Mexico’s oyamel firs to higher elevations to help them weather warming temperatures
Although the wall is aimed at stopping migrants, environmental rollbacks could encourage more migration
Mountain glaciers are an important source of freshwater for wildlife and human communities
In an annual World Economic Forum report, climate change, extreme weather and biodiversity loss were named among the highest global risks
Drought conditions and poor water management have contributed to the events