Green Science is the application of eco-friendly thinking to scientific disciplines. Learn about global warming, pollution and other impacts on nature and the planet, plus what we can do to combat them.
Green, clean energy sounds good at first: Harness the power of the wind to run our creature comforts. But could the sounds people hear (and don't hear) from wind turbines endanger their health?
Some cities, even large ones, are making big strides in improving air quality.
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.
We flush a shocking amount of perfectly good water down the toilet every day. An environmental engineer has a better idea.
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.
When the weather becomes extreme, women in the west African country of Benin deal with agricultural challenges differently than men.
Scientists are hoping to use the enzyme to break down huge amounts of plastic.
Getting your home to zero waste doesn't have to mean re-structuring your entire life. Sure, you'll have to make changes, but most of them are surprisingly easy.
You read that right. Paper made from animal manure could be coming to an office near you. OK, not really, but poop to paper is a thing.
Buckingham Palace announced that Queen Elizabeth II is making changes to the Royals solid-wasted plan, and that includes banning many plastics.
Will China's ban on plastic imports prompt Westerners to change our wasteful ways?
Automatic toilets have come a long way toward being water savers.
Your favorite comic book superhero might be saving the world, but at what carbon cost?
Will Amazon's age of home delivery bury the environment in extra boxes? You might be surprised by the answer.
As sea levels rise, understanding the 'new normal' for coastal regions prone to flooding will be essential. There's an app for that.
People are developing all kinds of packaging products that are tasty alternatives to landfill waste.
It isn't often that trash comes to the environment's rescue, but one company's wasted orange peels have transformed a barren plot of land into a lush forest.
It's a lot easier than you think to "go green" — many of these suggestions require little effort, yet can make a big difference for the environment.
Alaska's Kodiak bears are gorging on berries instead of salmon because of warming temperatures, which could have a ripple effect on the island's ecology.
A UN agency projects that increasing demand for agricultural products will slow over the next decade, as prices are expected to stay low.
A county-by-county analysis predicts climate change's economic and agricultural impacts, days above 95 degrees F, and even violent crime.
Twice the size of Hong Kong, this iceberg is the product of a huge crack that developed across the ice shelf.
U.S. mayors establish climate change resolutions in response to Donald Trump's decision to withdraw from the Paris Climate Accord.
British researchers say that plastics of the future could be made from sugar and carbon dioxide, replacing oil and natural gas byproducts.