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?
Palm oil has become one of the most widely used substances on the planet, but its cultivation has been an environmental and human rights disaster.
Stratospheric Aerosol Injection (SAI) is a controversial possibility in the effort to slow the rate of climate change.
A group of 21 U.S. kids — ages 11 to 22 — are taking the government to court for failing to address the climate crisis. Can they possibly win?
Archaeologists recently unearthed dozens of mummified cats from a 2,500-year-old Egyptian tomb. So what were they doing there in the first place?
Seed banks like the Svalbard Vault in Norway are saving seeds for our future. But a new study found not all seeds can be banked.
A bubbling mud pool is moving toward the San Andreas Fault, but scientists don't see evidence of an impending earthquake.
We flush a shocking amount of perfectly good water down the toilet every day. An environmental engineer has a better idea.
A killer smog 70 years ago helped lead to the first federal air pollution laws.
As if warming temperatures and melting glaciers aren't bad enough, now climate scientists are warning that the world's beer supply could all but dry up. Even at Germany's world-famous Oktoberfest.
The super-cool phenomenon of tidal bores happens in only a few places on the globe, and it takes a very specific set of conditions to occur.
While green roofs make sense in a lot of ways, requiring their installation isn't as simple as it might seem.
The oceans' levels change daily across the globe. We know them as tidal changes. But what causes this constant shift in sea level and why is it more dramatic is some places than others?
Around 90 percent of an iceberg is under the water, but changing weight distribution caused by melting can make it flip.
After 2035 it will be extremely unlikely we can stop Earth's temperature from rising enough to kick off a dangerous medley of global disasters.
Properly disposing and storing coal ash is extremely tricky, and it only takes one small trigger to cause a catastrophe.
A new study looks at the alarming effects of climate change on America's national parks.
We've relied on synthetic chemical pesticides for far too long — and they haven't been doing us any favors.
A young inventor is launching a device aimed at cleaning up some of the debris in the Pacific Ocean Garbage Patch. But many conservationists are not impressed. Here's why.
All that seashell collecting you've been doing actually hurts the environment.
Some of the cremated remains buried at Stonehenge came from a spot in Wales that's more than 100 miles away. How did that happen?
Harmful algal blooms wreak havoc in oceans around the world and occur nearly every summer along the coastline of Florida.
Sweden puts less than 1 percent of its household trash into landfills, in part because it burns nearly half to generate heat and electricity.
When the weather becomes extreme, women in the west African country of Benin deal with agricultural challenges differently than men.
Twitter was abuzz with reports that pretty green gems were spewing out of the Kiluaea volcano in Hawaii. But the experts took the shine off these speculations.
June 21 marks the summer solstice, the longest day of the year. There's even a midnight baseball game in Alaska to celebrate the 24 hours of sunlight.