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?


Helium balloons are dangerous to the environment and wildlife — so why isn't releasing them illegal?

Buckingham Palace announced that Queen Elizabeth II is making changes to the Royals solid-wasted plan, and that includes banning many plastics.

Climate change is sending sea level rising on Avery Island, the 150-year-old home of Tabasco sauce. The McIlheny family is fighting back to save the only home it's ever known.

Will China's ban on plastic imports prompt Westerners to change our wasteful ways?

There's no easy fix for climate change so scientists are playing with altering the Earth's natural systems in hopes of slowing it down. What could possibly go wrong?

Fog and mist are similar scientifically. But what makes them different?

Human attempts to alter the Earth's natural systems could either successfully avert climate change or fail and cause even greater harm.

Cape Town, South Africa, population 3.7 million, could become the first city on the planet to run out of water. But it may not be the last.

A new study showed an alarming imbalance in the male-to-female ratio in green sea turtles hatching at the Great Barrier Reef. Scientists believe climate change is to blame.

Scientist have figured out why two historic avalanches happened on the same unlikely slopes within weeks of one another.

The Bulletin of Atomic Scientists moved the Doomsday Clock ahead 30 seconds to two minutes before midnight. What bumped up the time again this year?

Automatic toilets have come a long way toward being water savers.

Germany's multi-billion-dollar investment in green energy seems to be paying off, but there's still more work to be done.

Your favorite comic book superhero might be saving the world, but at what carbon cost?

Scientists from The Ohio State University have drilled longest ice core from outside the poles.

For centuries, ancient cultures celebrated the winter solstice, the shortest day of the year, as the "day the sun came back." Here are 5 enlightening facts about the winter solstice.

Although we've known it exists for decades, nobody knows exactly why there's a humming noise at the bottom of the ocean. But we're one step closer now that scientists have been able to record the sound underwater.

If geology has taught us anything about Earth's history, it's that nothing is permanent. And that goes for mountain ranges, all of which are constantly rising and falling.

Geologists agree that the world's landmasses were once all one supercontinent. Is it likely to happen again?

Tesla has built the world's largest lithium-ion battery storage system in Australia.

The beautiful scenery in Washington state hides a darker history. It was formed by a gigantic volcanic eruption that cooled the planet.

Where on the planet can you visit to see with your own eyes the tracks left by dinosaurs? Fossilized dino footprints might be just outside your back door, but here are good places to start.

If you think climate change is bad now, two scientists estimate what it would be like without our protected forests.

Environmental researchers found that large river systems with lots of surrounding residents are the sources of plastic debris in the oceans.

Researchers have found a way to use evaporation from lakes and reservoirs to generate electricity, and say that could become a major renewable energy source.