Environmental Science

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?

Sea level change, plastic pollution and invasive species aren’t just political issues — they’re likely signs of a new epoch called the Anthropocene, geologists say.

The big problem of cleaning water quickly and cheaply might just have been solved, thanks to this tiny gadget.

Curious about Soylent? So are we. We caught up with HowStuffWorks' Jonathan Strickland to see how he was faring on his Soylent diet.

The perfectly preserved remains of a 3,000-year-old settlement called Must Farm provide a window into the lives of the Bronze Age Britons.

The experts have seen people trying to recycle bowling balls and curling irons. They call it 'wishful recycling'. But paper and plastic items can be problematic too.

Sometimes you gotta make a change. For our man Jonathan Strickland that meant switching to a liquid lunch — and breakfast.

The NOAA ship Okeanos Explorer just wrapped up the third leg of its recent expedition into the deep Pacific waters, finding a number of cool new species.

Five trillion cigarettes are discarded each year globally. New research looks at the metal content of those on just one beach in the Persian Gulf.

Scientists in Iceland have demonstrated a way to rapidly transform harmful carbon dioxide gas emissions into solids for storage.

As humanity enters its gigacity phase, we need to find more efficient construction materials. We should look within.

The uncut gem is 3 billion years old and may fetch $70 million.

If you care about lost shampoo, you're going to be doing hair flips of joy when you read about what's in store for future plastic shampoo bottles.

Snorkelers found what looked to be the ancient ruins near the Greek island of Zakynthos, but not all that glitters is gold.

A new 'atlas' of light pollution finds that one third of people on Earth can't see the night sky's most dramatic feature.

Geologists have for the first time recreated the details of the enormous event that created the terrain in what became one of the West's most iconic national parks.

A mind-boggling number of Earth’s species have yet to be discovered. A NOAA research team aboard the Okeanos Explorer is hunting in the deepest hole in the ocean.

With incredibly well-preserved metal figurines, lamps, coins and more, the sunken treasure find in Caesarea's harbor is being called the best of its kind in decades.

And they're ready to help you do it, whether it's just you, your school, your company or your neighborhood.

Yep, the same country that's home to Saudi Aramco, an energy behemoth valued at trillions of dollars, thinks it might be time to start stepping away from the oil.

More ticks! Different birds! Sicker humans! Changing the world's climate is, well, changing the world.

Wadi Sura's enigmatic cave art gives a glimpse into a society where lines between human and animal were very, very blurry. New research has solved some of the mystery.

That's courtesy of a five-gallon capacity, portable shower that has some serious purification technology built in.

Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed thinks Hotlanta is having a moment. We sat down with him to hear why.

Talk about a real power plant. Researchers have shown that the electrons released from tomato waste can be captured. Toss those rotten tomatoes right into the future!

Millions of people die every year because of poor air quality, new international research finds. That number is expected to rise in coming years.