Environmental Science

The environment is truly a thing of beauty and should be protected whenever possible. What can we do to save the environment, and what new technology is available to help us?


The autumnal equinox is the day Earth is perfectly angled to the sun, so the day and night are of equal length. Well, almost.

People are developing all kinds of packaging products that are tasty alternatives to landfill waste.

Archaeologists discovered what they believe to be ruins of the Roman city of Neapolis — underwater near Tunisia.

It isn't often that trash comes to the environment's rescue, but one company's wasted orange peels have transformed a barren plot of land into a lush forest.

The Caspian Sea is the largest lake in the world, but it's gradually shrinking thanks to a changing climate.

A new study on The Nature Conservancy's pilot BirdReturns program finds that renting rice fields from farmers for migrating birds works.

It's a lot easier than you think to "go green" -- many of these suggestions require little effort, yet can make a big difference for the environment.

Alaska's Kodiak bears are gorging on berries instead of salmon because of warming temperatures, which could have a ripple effect on the island's ecology.

In Colorado, a recycling robot uses artificial intelligence to sort through discarded cartons more efficiently.

Scientist and oceanographer Charles Moore confirmed the existence of a second huge plastic garbage patch in the Pacific Ocean.

Scientists are tracking the massive iceberg A-68, which recently calved from Antarctica's Larsen C ice shelf, to see where it drifts and whether it breaks up.

Measuring sea level has changed almost as much as the tides during the 200 or so years scientists have been tracking it. Find out how it's tracked today.

And your smartphone may be part of the problem; mining rare minerals needed to make them is pushing endangered apes to extinction.

A UN agency projects that increasing demand for agricultural products will slow over the next decade, as prices are expected to stay low.

A county-by-county analysis predicts climate change's economic and agricultural impacts, days above 95 degrees F, and even violent crime.

Twice the size of Hong Kong, this iceberg is the product of a huge crack that developed across the ice shelf.

Removing the ban could help manage the animals and save money, but it could also mean the horses will be sold for their meat.

Bird death is a critique among those who oppose wind turbines. The data from multiple studies doesn't back that up.

U.S. mayors establish climate change resolutions in response to Donald Trump's decision to withdraw from the Paris Climate Accord.

The Denmark Strait cataract dwarfs every other waterfall in the world, but you can't see it because it's deep under the Atlantic Ocean.

British researchers say that plastics of the future could be made from sugar and carbon dioxide, replacing oil and natural gas byproducts.

Scientists have found that snow and rain trigger earthquakes. Could their study help predict the Big One?

China, the world's largest emitter of CO2, is making steps to combat those emissions by creating the world's largest floating solar panel farm.

Climate change is messing with the daily routines of female and male birds that share parenting duties, so couples are cooperating more.