Coffee and chocolate may be among the species hurt by the accelerating shift of climate zones
When we are unable to find what we need in nature, we make it. This in-depth report examines new technologies, materials and methods shaping the future of fabrication
More than 40 years after Earth Day, human civilization is still far from the ideal of sustainability. David Biello reports
The President's plan for next year would give a boost to infrastructure, manufacturing and education in exchange for land conservation and environmental cleanup efforts
The heavy rains over Buenos Aires were just part of the reason that Buenos Aires flooded
Ammonium nitrate, frequently added to improve a fertilizer's nitrogen content, is relatively stable under most conditions. If it comes into contact with an ignition source, however, it explodes violently, decomposing rapidly into two gases...
The West, Texas, fertilizer plant explosion on April 17 echoes an April 16, 1947, event when a ship loaded with ammonium nitrate, also a chemical fertilizer, docked at the Port of Texas City erupted in flames and exploded, killing nearly 600 people...
Rural electrification lags far behind moribund urban electricity supply in the struggling Caribbean nation
Haitians hope their country is not condemned to dirty air, denuded hills, electricity blackouts and dangerous flooding
Ocean waters are clean enough again to support oysters but global warming could undermine recent gains
A new study suggests that permitting more tar sands oil to flow would raise greenhouse gas pollution by the equivalent of nearly 40 million cars and trucks
Drought in the Yunnan province of China affects most of the major rivers of Asia
Cooperative agreements hammered out in talks over the next few months may focus on greenhouse gases besides carbon dioxide and improving the energy efficiency of buildings
Although adding small amounts of chlorine to drinking water is considered safe by the EPA, healthier and more environmentally sound alternatives exist
The purple sea urchin may be able to evolve to cope with ocean acidification, but that does not mean other species will be able to mimic the trick
Reducing certain kinds of air pollution could limit the rise of ocean waters and buy time to address CO2 emissions. David Biello reports
Stingrays that interact with humans at an interactive tourism area change their normal activity patterns and interact with each other more aggressively than animals not dealing with people...
Atolls and other low-lying islands in the Pacific Ocean may not slip under the waves but they will likely become uninhabitable due to overwashing waves
The accumulation of DDT in the Himalayas exceeds levels found in the Arctic