Conservation issues are a growing concern for most scientists. As humans continue to consume natural resources, many organisms are headed for extinction. Conservation issues include the protection of trees, animals and wetlands.
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.
By Dave Roos Aug 14, 2018
Scientists have found that chemicals in some sunscreens can cause coral bleaching, prompting the Hawaii state legislature to propose an exhaustive ban on them.
By Christopher Hassiotis May 9, 2018
Plastic may be the longest-lasting legacy of human beings on this planet. But there are lots of ways, big and small, that we can all stop using it. Today.
By Jesslyn Shields Apr 23, 2018
Helium balloons are dangerous to the environment and wildlife — so why isn't releasing them illegal?
By Jesslyn Shields Feb 21, 2018
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.
By Patrick J. Kiger Jan 29, 2018
If you think climate change is bad now, two scientists estimate what it would be like without our protected forests.
By Jamie Allen Nov 2, 2017
A study of more than 1,000 soil samples found that organic farming methods help soil retain carbon significantly more than traditional methods.
By Shaun Chavis Sep 25, 2017
A new study on The Nature Conservancy's pilot BirdReturns program finds that renting rice fields from farmers for migrating birds works.
By Tracy Staedter Aug 31, 2017
And your smartphone may be part of the problem; mining rare minerals needed to make them is pushing endangered apes to extinction.
By Laurie L. Dove Jul 18, 2017
Removing the ban could help manage the animals and save money, but it could also mean the horses will be sold for their meat.
By Patrick J. Kiger Jul 5, 2017
Performance art, science and the issue of a polarized society intersect to challenge viewers' thoughts.
By Robert Lamb Jun 7, 2017
Henderson Island has a human population of zero, and the highest density of litter anywhere in the world.
By Jesslyn Shields May 22, 2017
Wildness is a necessity, as naturalist John Muir once wrote. And it helps if that wildness isn't drowned out by man-made noise pollution.
By Amanda Onion May 4, 2017
As the world becomes more urbanized, the demand for sand, a key ingredient of concrete, keeps growing. But there's only so much sand to go around.
By Dave Roos Mar 6, 2017
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 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
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
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
Five trillion cigarettes are discarded each year globally. New research looks at the metal content of those on just one beach in the Persian Gulf.
By Karen Kirkpatrick Jul 13, 2016
If you care about lost shampoo, you're going to be doing hair flips of joy when you read about what's in store for future plastic shampoo bottles.
By Robert Lamb Jun 28, 2016
That's courtesy of a five-gallon capacity, portable shower that has some serious purification technology built in.
By Christian Sager Mar 24, 2016
The temporary installation joins the four bronze Barbary lion statues in London's Trafalgar Square; it highlights the rapid ongoing decline in worldwide lion population.
By Christopher Hassiotis Jan 28, 2016
Variety isn't just the spice of life; it's the currency of all well-functioning ecosystems great and small. What happens that currency is in trouble?
By John Perritano
With the world's population expanding and its arable land shrinking, how in the world are we going to have enough food to feed everyone? Here are five ways.
By Becky Striepe
Shared Electric Scooters: Commuter Solution or Urban Nightmare?
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