Researchers say they have found a clear link between climate change and the spread of diarrhea and similar diseases in one African country. But the nature of the link may be unexpected
At least one third of logging occurs in winter, when frozen forests can bear the heavy equipment
The number of monarch butterflies reaching sanctuaries in Mexico has been declining thanks to climate change and loss of its weedy food
What does de-extinction mean for biology and the environment?
Help Canadian herpetologists understand (and hopefully correct) declining frog populations in their country
A new study shows how fast Greenland's glaciers and ice cap are melting
The coal industry withdraws 15 percent of China's water, much of it in arid northern China
An academic debate ponders whether Earth's climate could change precipitously, and how unmitigated regional stressors could irrevocably alter the planet
New Pope Francis I called for protecting the environment, but it remains to be seen how that might happen. David Biello reports
A dating technique has pinned down four volcanic eruptions that may have triggered the extinction event that cleared the way for dinosaurs to dominate Earth for the next 135 million years...
In a bid to cut back on devastating forest fires, foresters will thin dense stands of ponderosa pines
When aniline dye was synthesized from coal tar, few studied what the manufacturing process left behind
The eruption in Iceland naturally fertilized the ocean but failed to prod plankton to suck up much more carbon dioxide
A conference at the American Association for the Advancement of Sciences notes that the incremental steps taken to address global warming are not enough
The inventor of the energy return on investment (EROI) metric argues that economic growth could soon stop—and that we need to get smart about incorporating the true cost of fuel in energy policies...
More than any other event, it marks the beginning of the astronomical year
A University of New Hampshire civil engineer thinks infrastructure must be designed to fail safely
Plankton may absorb more of the CO2 causing climate change than previously thought, according to new research
The cacophony of ships at sea is stressing shore crabs and could be bothering other marine life. Amy Kraft reports
The U.S. National Academy of Sciences suggests it will be "extremely challenging" to cut emissions and oil use by 80 percent by 2050