Tiny bits of plastic have seeped into soil, fish and air, posing a threat to animal and human health
A few very brief reports about science and technology from around the globe.
More than 30 meters below the surface of the ocean lies the "twilight zone." The coral reefs that grow here are complex ecosystems, but they may be under threat from extreme weather events. Rather than providing a refuge from the storm, these deep reefs may be as vulnerable as their shallow-water counterparts. This video was reproduced with permission and was first published on August 22, 2018. It is a Nature Video production.
Costa Rican scientists are extracting valuable materials from the peel and stubble of pineapples.
The country’s environmental and human rights records raise alarm about its key position in the Green Climate Fund
The company sees carbon pricing as an essential policy tool to tackle climate change
Mosquitoes want your blood for its proteins...or simply to hydrate on a hot, dry day.
A genetically engineered strain of rice maintains high yields with less fertilizer
Fire ants tunnels got excavated efficiently by only a small percentage of the group doing most of the work, thus avoiding pileups in tight spaces.
Wastewater contains billions of lenses, which eventually make their way into the environment
California needs to be better prepared for fires and change how it develops communities
Extreme heat events wreak havoc on marine ecosystems and will only get worse in coming decades
Scooter companies tout low carbon footprints, but cities see regulatory headaches
Milkweed grown with more carbon dioxide in the air supplies fewer toxins to monarch butterflies that need the toxins to fight off gut parasites.
Analysis finds prenatal exposure to the pesticide is associated with a higher risk of severe autism with intellectual impairment
Worry over environmental damage is being pitted against public health concerns
Grabbing CO2 as it exits smokestacks is key to fighting climate change
About 80 percent of Earth's biomass is plant life, with humans about equal to krill way down the heft chart.
Human development patterns can be a larger influence on blazes in some places
Trillions of tiny particles generated by our plastic-reliant society are polluting environments worldwide