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?
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A wall spanning a continent would alter the environment for the worse, with its impact felt across numerous species and ecosystems.
By Jesslyn Shields Feb 6, 2017
The growth of the rift in the Larsen C ice shelf has accelerated at a surprising pace. What does that mean for the rest of Earth?
By Patrick J. Kiger Jan 25, 2017
The Cuvette Centrale peatlands hold astounding amounts of carbon scientists had never fully mapped. The new discovery emphasizes a need for protection.
By Jesslyn Shields Jan 23, 2017
Now that its sequel is out, where did Al Gore's landmark environmental documentary hit the mark? What did it get wrong?
By Patrick J. Kiger Jan 17, 2017
The OneLessStraw campaign encourages people to kick their straw habit to keep plastic from harming the environment.
By Kate Kershner Jan 6, 2017
China has a voracious appetite for elephant ivory, but the country plans to shut down its ivory market by the end of 2017. Will it be enough to save the elephants?
By Jesslyn Shields Jan 4, 2017
Most mammals have a penis bone called a baculum, but humans don't. A new study sheds light on the history of the baculum, and why ours is missing.
By Jesslyn Shields Dec 19, 2016
Decades after the massive conflict, reminders of battles linger in pristine Pacific waters.
By Christopher Hassiotis Dec 7, 2016
Recent icebergs and unexpected glacial rifts are indicating that something troubling is going on beneath the ice.
By Jesslyn Shields Dec 2, 2016
Science has determined that disappearing completely into quicksand isn't possible — but that doesn't mean that getting stuck still won't kill you.
By Patrick J. Kiger Dec 1, 2016
New findings about ancient, extinct Australasian bandicoot and bilby species underscore how dire things are today when even survivors like these are struggling.
By Jesslyn Shields Dec 1, 2016
The island of Ta'u is ditching diesel and embracing solar, with a little help from SolarCity and some government funding.
By Jonathan Strickland Nov 29, 2016
A new study shows how, years after the disaster, oil from the disaster has made its way into terrestrial species.
By Jesslyn Shields Nov 28, 2016
Take a look inside the deadly brine pool in the Gulf of Mexico that's captivating the world's attention.
By Jesslyn Shields Nov 21, 2016
A French company has created a miniature wind turbine that looks like a tree and could provide enough energy for a house.
By Patrick J. Kiger Oct 20, 2016
Chocolate, wine and coffee are just a few of the foods that are affected by global warming.
By John Donovan Sep 29, 2016
Could this new underwater find shed light on the enigmatic ancient computing device known as the Antikythera Mechanism?
By Christopher Hassiotis Sep 21, 2016
A stone slab unearthed in northern Italy has revealed its first big discovery: the name of an Etruscan goddess in a lost language.
By Jesslyn Shields Sep 7, 2016
Sea level change, plastic pollution and invasive species aren’t just political issues — they’re likely signs of a new epoch called the Anthropocene, geologists say.
By Jonathan Strickland Sep 1, 2016
The big problem of cleaning water quickly and cheaply might just have been solved, thanks to this tiny gadget.
By Alia Hoyt Aug 24, 2016
Curious about Soylent? So are we. We caught up with HowStuffWorks' Jonathan Strickland to see how he was faring on his Soylent diet.
By Jonathan Strickland Aug 17, 2016
The perfectly preserved remains of a 3,000-year-old settlement called Must Farm provide a window into the lives of the Bronze Age Britons.
By Jesslyn Shields Aug 16, 2016
The experts have seen people trying to recycle bowling balls and curling irons. They call it 'wishful recycling'. But paper and plastic items can be problematic too.
By Dave Roos Aug 5, 2016
Sometimes you gotta make a change. For our man Jonathan Strickland that meant switching to a liquid lunch — and breakfast.
By Jonathan Strickland Aug 1, 2016
The NOAA ship Okeanos Explorer just wrapped up the third leg of its recent expedition into the deep Pacific waters, finding a number of cool new species.
By Christopher Hassiotis Jul 18, 2016
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