But can its numbers be trusted?
Scientific American 's energy and environment editor, David Biello, met with Bill Gates on February 22 to discuss tackling carbon emissions while at the same time making necessary energy available to ever more of the globe’s growing population...
Scientists clarify the recent confusion
Some species could soon lose up to 98 percent of their habitats, according to new research
Coastal cities will face greater threat than anticipated
Spring arrives earlier in the Southwest, winter warms everywhere
To thrive, species must be quick breeders, unfussy eaters.
States across the U.S. are moving forward with renewables, energy efficiency and electric cars
The extent of sea ice in winter is diminishing, just as it is in summer
Greenland's glacial rivers may flush some 400,000 tons of phosphorus into ocean waters—on par with the Mississippi or the Amazon. Christopher Intagliata reports.
And a supporter says if Sanders is elected president he could usher in a carbon tax
An unusual 5–4 decision halts the federal effort to curb carbon dioxide emissions from power plants while the court battle continues
About 47,000 years ago, newcomer humans to Australia helped to wipe out an enormous flightless bird by collecting and cooking its eggs.
Developed nations that drive climate change incur relatively few of the costs whereas countries that produce few greenhouse gas emissions will be hard-hit, like nonsmokers exposed to second-hand smoke...
A new review paper emphasizes the crucial role birds play in helping trees colonize new habitats—especially in the face of a changing climate. Christopher Intagliata reports.
Laboratory tests suggest that when the shellfish suck in tiny plastic particles, their reproductive success suffers. Christopher Intagliata reports.
Democrats push clean energy, Republicans vow to dismantle emissions cuts
The newly discovered Himalayan forest thrush looks a great deal like the alpine thrush, but its far silkier song stylings gave it away as a potential new species.
EVs charged in China produce two to five times as much smog-forming particulate matter and chemicals as gas-engine cars, studies find
Sediment cores show that in the past, higher iron concentrations in the equatorial Pacific did not enhance growth of carbon-storing algae