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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
Bird death is a critique among those who oppose wind turbines. The data from multiple studies doesn't back that up.
By Jesslyn Shields Jun 30, 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
The Denmark Strait cataract dwarfs every other waterfall in the world, but you can't see it because it's deep under the Atlantic Ocean.
By Jesslyn Shields Jun 28, 2017
The circle is only 5,000 miles wide.
By Jesslyn Shields Jun 27, 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
Scientists have found that snow and rain trigger earthquakes. Could their study help predict the Big One?
By John Perritano Jun 22, 2017
China, the world's largest emitter of CO2, is making steps to combat those emissions by creating the world's largest floating solar panel farm.
By John Perritano Jun 14, 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
Performance art, science and the issue of a polarized society intersect to challenge viewers' thoughts.
By Robert Lamb Jun 7, 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
Henderson Island has a human population of zero, and the highest density of litter anywhere in the world.
By Jesslyn Shields May 22, 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
Climate change puts coastal areas at risk. How will the domestic dislocation of millions affect inland cities like Atlanta, Las Vegas and Austin?
By Laurie L. Dove May 9, 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
Antarctica's Blood Falls looks like a geological horror scene. For decades, scientists weren't sure why. Until now.
By Kate Kershner May 3, 2017
"River piracy" usually takes ages, but this is the first time in recorded history it's been witnessed. And it happened in a geological instant.
By Patrick J. Kiger Apr 25, 2017
The water harvester, out of MIT and UC Berkeley, is small, but it's got the potential to bring water to places that desperately need it.
By Patrick J. Kiger Apr 20, 2017
Salt used in the winter to deice roadways is having an impact on hundreds of lakes across the region.
By Jesslyn Shields Apr 12, 2017
Talk about a Brexit! Scientists have clues to catastrophic flooding that destroyed a land bridge that once connected England and France.
By Patrick J. Kiger Apr 7, 2017
You might be in trouble when the end of the world is near, but at least your data won't be.
By Jonathan Strickland Apr 4, 2017
Surprisingly, living in a city with a high level of natural radiation doesn't have any ill effects.
By Alia Hoyt Mar 27, 2017
Australia's having some serious energy issues. Elon Musk is betting Tesla can help.
By Jonathan Strickland Mar 15, 2017
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