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.
Many people think mushrooms have the potential to be environmental game-changers by replacing some plastics, meats and even eating through landfill waste. Could these fungi really help save the planet?
Satellite data shows just how much air quality has improved during the coronavirus crisis, from China, India, Italy and beyond.
Though certain parks or preserves have gotten the International Dark Sky Place designation before, this remote South Pacific island became the first entire country to be so honored.
Earth is a complex place, and its climate follows suit. That may explain why many of us are still confused about climate change. Think you can tell the facts from myths? Find out with this quiz and learn a little something along the way.
Climate change is the defining issue of our time, and we are at a defining moment of history. What can you do to make a difference? We've got 10 tips for you.
Rising sea levels, increased flood and extreme heat are all signs of climate change. Cities are trying some innovate strategies to cope with and mitigate these events.
Scientists are hoping two enzymes are the key to breaking down huge amounts of plastic.
Global warming and climate change are terms often treated like synonyms, but they have different meanings. We'll explain the difference and why both are so important to know.
The Mushroom Burial Suit is designed to give our dead bodies new life by breaking them down and nourishing the soil.
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.
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.
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June 3, 2020