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?
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The prehistoric penguin was the size of a small adult human, which says a lot about penguins' evolution.
By Shelley Danzy Mar 14, 2017
And archaeologists figured it out with just a little DNA.
By Kate Kershner Mar 6, 2017
As the world becomes more urbanized, the demand for sand, a key ingredient of concrete, keeps growing. But there's only so much sand to go around.
By Dave Roos Mar 6, 2017
Some scientists are proposing a massive array of wind-powered pumps to bring more Arctic water to the surface, so it can freeze and thicken existing sea ice.
By Patrick J. Kiger Mar 3, 2017
Although the trenched enclosures were probably used to conduct rituals, they can tell us how the ancient indigenous people of the Amazon managed their forests.
By Jesslyn Shields Feb 27, 2017
Climate change may be melting glaciers, but it's also reducing the oxygen of the world's oceans. Without oxygen, many marine organisms may no longer be able to survive.
By John Perritano Feb 23, 2017
The American West may seem rugged, but it's a fragile environment. 21st-century flow levels for the Colorado are down 19 percent from 20th-century averages.
By Jesslyn Shields Feb 22, 2017
The unique, annual sea ice phenomenon is created when pure, salt-free river water hits cold, saline seawater near the beaches of Hokkaido.
By Christopher Hassiotis Feb 14, 2017
The largest coal-fired power plant in the western United States could close up shop by the end of 2017. And the reasons aren’t strictly environmental.
By Julia Layton Feb 7, 2017
A wall spanning a continent would alter the environment for the worse, with its impact felt across numerous species and ecosystems.
By Jesslyn Shields Feb 6, 2017
The growth of the rift in the Larsen C ice shelf has accelerated at a surprising pace. What does that mean for the rest of Earth?
By Patrick J. Kiger Jan 25, 2017
The Cuvette Centrale peatlands hold astounding amounts of carbon scientists had never fully mapped. The new discovery emphasizes a need for protection.
By Jesslyn Shields Jan 23, 2017
Now that its sequel is out, where did Al Gore's landmark environmental documentary hit the mark? What did it get wrong?
By Patrick J. Kiger Jan 17, 2017
The OneLessStraw campaign encourages people to kick their straw habit to keep plastic from harming the environment.
By Kate Kershner Jan 6, 2017
China has a voracious appetite for elephant ivory, but the country plans to shut down its ivory market by the end of 2017. Will it be enough to save the elephants?
By Jesslyn Shields Jan 4, 2017
Most mammals have a penis bone called a baculum, but humans don't. A new study sheds light on the history of the baculum, and why ours is missing.
By Jesslyn Shields Dec 19, 2016
Decades after the massive conflict, reminders of battles linger in pristine Pacific waters.
By Christopher Hassiotis Dec 7, 2016
Recent icebergs and unexpected glacial rifts are indicating that something troubling is going on beneath the ice.
By Jesslyn Shields Dec 2, 2016
Science has determined that disappearing completely into quicksand isn't possible — but that doesn't mean that getting stuck still won't kill you.
By Patrick J. Kiger Dec 1, 2016
New findings about ancient, extinct Australasian bandicoot and bilby species underscore how dire things are today when even survivors like these are struggling.
By Jesslyn Shields Dec 1, 2016
The island of Ta'u is ditching diesel and embracing solar, with a little help from SolarCity and some government funding.
By Jonathan Strickland Nov 29, 2016
A new study shows how, years after the disaster, oil from the disaster has made its way into terrestrial species.
By Jesslyn Shields Nov 28, 2016
Take a look inside the deadly brine pool in the Gulf of Mexico that's captivating the world's attention.
By Jesslyn Shields Nov 21, 2016
A French company has created a miniature wind turbine that looks like a tree and could provide enough energy for a house.
By Patrick J. Kiger Oct 20, 2016
Chocolate, wine and coffee are just a few of the foods that are affected by global warming.
By John Donovan Sep 29, 2016
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