Rising levels of CO2 are making it hard for fish to breathe in addition to exacerbating global warming and ocean acidification
As the country transitions to modernity, the fate of its stunning biodiversity hangs in the balance
The animals are expanding northward as the Arctic heats up, yet new diseases of a warmer world are taking a toll
The bugs kill trees but also reduce accumulated “fuel”
Volunteers who ate veggies grown in wastewater had higher (but still safe) levels of an epilepsy drug in their urine, compared with subjects who ate freshwater-grown veggies. Christopher Intagliata reports.
Paleontologist-turned-politician Richard Leakey talks with Scientific American about his efforts to save Kenya’s wildlife
Conservationists are looking to ecotourism to preserve Myanmar's wilderness, but challenges abound
When a species of nightshade is injured by hungry beetles, it produces sugary nectar at the wound site. The nectar attracts ants that then keep the beetles at bay.
Timelines of emissions from major cities in the region show drop-offs coincide with political and economic events
Mountain-climbing bears transport cherry tree seeds, internally at first, to cooler, higher altitudes where the trees can survive as temperatures rise.
A year after a devastating earthquake triggered killer avalanches and rock falls in Nepal, scientists are wiring up mountainsides to forecast hazards
Rapid warming on the Antarctic Peninsula is killing some species but helping others
In full flow it would rank 11th among the largest rivers today
The pact to curb global warming receives an outpouring of support from more than 100 nations
If the Paris Agreement succeeds, coastal communities may flood terribly, but remain above the sea
CEOs and investors hail the Paris Agreement as the start of a new era to combat climate change
A giant arch will enclose the crumbling sarcophagus before radiation leaks get worse, even as plans advance to turn the area into a nature preserve
Woodpeckers that listen to others of their kind drum into trees alter their behavior based on what they hear.
Aerial surveys reveal that the giant coral reef is suffering under global warming
State attorney general says charges are “only the beginning” in the investigation into city’s lead-tainted water