Conservation is a growing concern in the field of science. As humans continue to consume natural resources, many organisms are headed for extinction.
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An unprecedented 10-year-long study published in the journal Nature found that deforestation and fires have drastically reduced the Amazon rainforest's ability to absorb carbon emissions from the atmosphere.
Critics warn that cryptocurrency networks, whose computers use enormous amounts of electricity to verify transactions, could be a factor in warming the planet. The industry is working to change that.
Scotland has a bold vision to rewild and restore its ecosystems to what they once were. How? By reintroducing native species, restoring degraded land and simply allowing nature to look after itself again. Will it work?
Methane emissions have been skyrocketing for years. A report just released by the United Nations says that's very bad news, and it's critical that overall methane emissions be lowered to slow climate change.
Riparian buffers are critical for protecting our local waterways from polluted runoff. So what exactly are they and how do they work?
Every minute, the time to do something about global warming gets shorter. In a move reminiscent of the Doomsday Clock, a new art installation, ClimateClock, aims to show this crisis visually.
By Alia Hoyt
A startup is recycling tons of discarded fishing nets throughout Chile. Is this a template for tackling the global plastic waste problem?
It's been 51 years since the first Earth Day, and while progress has been made in some areas, humanity still has had a major impact on the planet.
A growing network of global activists is taking an alternative approach to saving the environment: Pushing to recognize natural ecosystems as having legal rights like humans.
The rusty patched bumblebee (Bombus affinis) is on the verge of extinction and the state of Minnesota is doing something about it.
China has joined the more than 120 countries outlawing certain types of single-use plastics, those convenient but controversial plastics we've all become so used to. What exactly are they, though, and is banning them really necessary?
Ice stupas are artificial glaciers that store frozen water to be used for hydrating crops in the driest stretches of the year in the high desert of Himalaya.
By Mark Mancini
A group of 21 U.S. kids are taking the government to court for failing to address the climate crisis. Can they possibly win?
By John Donovan
The city is planning to be 50 percent greenspace by 2050. Who says you can't take the Tube to a pub in the middle of a national park?
Many scientists say that the response to climate change will require planting new trees. A whole lot of them.