Some panda species have strange thumb-like appendages, but their thumbs evolved for strikingly different reasons.
While it can be an excellent source of clean power, wind power also kills a lot of wildlife, including bats.
Bioluminescence, an animal's ability to create and use light, exists exclusively in the lower branches of the tree of life.
For as long as plants have existed, there have been moving forests, migrating across the earth’s surface in response to changes in the climate.
We tend to think of gender expression as uniquely human. But many species gain advantages by projecting an opposite-sex appearance.
For the 44% of the world's population that lives near the coastline, global climate change is no longer abstract.
Americans dispose of about 12.8 million tons of textiles annually. Fashion has a major impact on the environment. So what is the industry doing about it?
The Welikia Project recreates a lost vision of Manhattan, one composed of marshes and forest surrounded by wide, meandering rivers.
A new technology allows ships to dredge the ocean for plastic, then compress it into bricks. But plastic recycling has proved difficult in the past.
The United Arab Emirates is looking into building an artificial mountain in order to stimulate rain. Will it work?