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.
Tough Job of Cleaning Pacific Garbage Patch to Start in September
Where Have All the Seashells Gone?
Carbon Capture-to-fuel Is Almost Here
Sweden Is Great at Turning Trash to Energy
We've relied on synthetic chemical pesticides for far too long — and they haven't been doing us any favors.
By Jesslyn Shields Sep 21, 2018
When the weather becomes extreme, women in the west African country of Benin deal with agricultural challenges differently than men.
By Jesslyn Shields Jun 28, 2018
Scientists are hoping to use the enzyme to break down huge amounts of plastic.
By Jesslyn Shields Apr 26, 2018
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.
By John Donovan Mar 27, 2018
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.
By Kristen Hall-Geisler Mar 21, 2018
Buckingham Palace announced that Queen Elizabeth II is making changes to the Royals solid-wasted plan, and that includes banning many plastics.
By John Perritano Feb 14, 2018
Will China's ban on plastic imports prompt Westerners to change our wasteful ways?
By John Perritano Feb 8, 2018
Automatic toilets have come a long way toward being water savers.
By Michelle Konstantinovsky Jan 22, 2018
Your favorite comic book superhero might be saving the world, but at what carbon cost?
By Jesslyn Shields Dec 20, 2017
Will Amazon's age of home delivery bury the environment in extra boxes? You might be surprised by the answer.
By Laurie L. Dove Sep 27, 2017
As sea levels rise, understanding the 'new normal' for coastal regions prone to flooding will be essential. There's an app for that.
By Laurie L. Dove Sep 25, 2017
People are developing all kinds of packaging products that are tasty alternatives to landfill waste.
By Alia Hoyt Sep 12, 2017
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.
By Laurie L. Dove Sep 8, 2017
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.
By Katie Lambert
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.
By Michelle Konstantinovsky Aug 30, 2017
A UN agency projects that increasing demand for agricultural products will slow over the next decade, as prices are expected to stay low.
By Patrick J. Kiger Jul 14, 2017
A county-by-county analysis predicts climate change's economic and agricultural impacts, days above 95 degrees F, and even violent crime.
By John Donovan Jul 13, 2017
Twice the size of Hong Kong, this iceberg is the product of a huge crack that developed across the ice shelf.
By Christopher Hassiotis Jul 12, 2017
U.S. mayors establish climate change resolutions in response to Donald Trump's decision to withdraw from the Paris Climate Accord.
By Michelle Konstantinovsky Jun 30, 2017
British researchers say that plastics of the future could be made from sugar and carbon dioxide, replacing oil and natural gas byproducts.
By Patrick J. Kiger Jun 22, 2017
Climate change is messing with the daily routines of female and male birds that share parenting duties, so couples are cooperating more.
By Jesslyn Shields Jun 9, 2017
The U.S., the world's second-largest emitter of carbon dioxide, is now just the third country not participating in the landmark Paris climate agreement.
By Sarah Gleim Jun 1, 2017
A Dutch designer has proposed a bicycle device to scrub smog by ionizing polluted air, then releasing it around the cyclist to make breathing easier.
By Patrick J. Kiger May 25, 2017
Researchers have discovered 1.1 billion acres of dryland forests on Earth that were previously unknown via hi-res satellite imagery.
By John Perritano May 24, 2017
A thin layer of fake snow could act as a sunblock, scientists propose, helping extend the life of an iconic Alpine glacier by reducing warming.
By Jonathan Strickland May 11, 2017
What a Tangled Web a Few Squirrels' Tails Can Weave
The Logistics of Evacuating Entire U.S. Coastlines
Bullying More Likely in Less Crowded U.S. States