The environment is truly a thing of beauty and should be protected whenever possible. What can we do to save the environment, and what new technology is available to help us?
Will China's ban on plastic imports prompt Westerners to change our wasteful ways?
By John Perritano Feb 8, 2018
There's no easy fix for climate change so scientists are playing with altering the Earth's natural systems in hopes of slowing it down. What could possibly go wrong?
By Cherise Threewitt
Fog and mist are similar scientifically. But what makes them different?
By Mark Mancini Feb 7, 2018
Human attempts to alter the Earth's natural systems could either successfully avert climate change or fail and cause even greater harm.
By Patrick J. Kiger Jan 30, 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
A new study showed an alarming imbalance in the male-to-female ratio in green sea turtles hatching at the Great Barrier Reef. Scientists believe climate change is to blame.
By Nathan Chandler Jan 29, 2018
Scientist have figured out why two historic avalanches happened on the same unlikely slopes within weeks of one another.
By Ian O'Neill Jan 26, 2018
The Bulletin of Atomic Scientists moved the Doomsday Clock ahead 30 seconds to two minutes before midnight. What bumped up the time again this year?
By Julia Layton
Automatic toilets have come a long way toward being water savers.
By Michelle Konstantinovsky Jan 22, 2018
Germany's multi-billion-dollar investment in green energy seems to be paying off, but there's still more work to be done.
By Mark Mancini Jan 18, 2018
Your favorite comic book superhero might be saving the world, but at what carbon cost?
By Jesslyn Shields Dec 20, 2017
Scientists from The Ohio State University have drilled longest ice core from outside the poles.
By Mark Mancini Dec 18, 2017
For centuries, ancient cultures celebrated the winter solstice, the shortest day of the year, as the "day the sun came back." Here are 5 enlightening facts about the winter solstice.
By Kathryn Whitbourne Dec 15, 2017
Although we've known it exists for decades, nobody knows exactly why there's a humming noise at the bottom of the ocean. But we're one step closer now that scientists have been able to record the sound underwater.
By Mark Mancini Dec 14, 2017
If geology has taught us anything about Earth's history, it's that nothing is permanent. And that goes for mountain ranges, all of which are constantly rising and falling.
By Mark Mancini Dec 12, 2017
Geologists agree that the world's landmasses were once all one supercontinent. Is it likely to happen again?
By Mark Mancini Dec 6, 2017
Tesla has built the world's largest lithium-ion battery storage system in Australia.
By Patrick J. Kiger Nov 30, 2017
The beautiful scenery in Washington state hides a darker history. It was formed by a gigantic volcanic eruption that cooled the planet.
By Laurie L. Dove Nov 16, 2017
Where on the planet can you visit to see with your own eyes the tracks left by dinosaurs? Fossilized dino footprints might be just outside your back door, but here are good places to start.
By Jesslyn Shields Nov 10, 2017
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
Environmental researchers found that large river systems with lots of surrounding residents are the sources of plastic debris in the oceans.
By Mark Mancini Oct 25, 2017
Researchers have found a way to use evaporation from lakes and reservoirs to generate electricity, and say that could become a major renewable energy source.
By Patrick J. Kiger Oct 4, 2017
Researchers discovered that everyone's favorite prehistoric cat had some seriously big bones — even as a youngster.
By Robert Lamb Sep 29, 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
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