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?
A study of more than 1,000 soil samples found that organic farming methods help soil retain carbon significantly more than traditional methods.
By Shaun Chavis Sep 25, 2017
The autumnal equinox is the day Earth is perfectly angled to the sun, so the day and night are of equal length. Well, almost.
By Kathryn Whitbourne Sep 21, 2017
People are developing all kinds of packaging products that are tasty alternatives to landfill waste.
By Alia Hoyt Sep 12, 2017
Archaeologists discovered what they believe to be ruins of the Roman city of Neapolis — underwater near Tunisia.
By Michelle Konstantinovsky Sep 11, 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
The Caspian Sea is the largest lake in the world, but it's gradually shrinking thanks to a changing climate.
By Jesslyn Shields Sep 8, 2017
A new study on The Nature Conservancy's pilot BirdReturns program finds that renting rice fields from farmers for migrating birds works.
By Tracy Staedter Aug 31, 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
In Colorado, a recycling robot uses artificial intelligence to sort through discarded cartons more efficiently.
By Patrick J. Kiger Jul 31, 2017
Scientist and oceanographer Charles Moore confirmed the existence of a second huge plastic garbage patch in the Pacific Ocean.
By John Perritano Jul 27, 2017
Scientists are tracking the massive iceberg A-68, which recently calved from Antarctica's Larsen C ice shelf, to see where it drifts and whether it breaks up.
By Patrick J. Kiger Jul 24, 2017
Measuring sea level has changed almost as much as the tides during the 200 or so years scientists have been tracking it. Find out how it's tracked today.
By John Perritano Jul 19, 2017
And your smartphone may be part of the problem; mining rare minerals needed to make them is pushing endangered apes to extinction.
By Laurie L. Dove Jul 18, 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
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
Does Marie Antoinette Still Roam the Halls of Versailles?
How the Alphabet May Have Destroyed Goddesses
Eternal Sunshine of the Snail Mind?