Glaciers are retreating around the world. The Andes are no exception: in Venezuela, the ice has mostly already disappeared.
This Week in Sustainability: From Ice Age to Internet Age, Scientists Look for Clues to Species’ Extinctions
Scientists explore the causes--climate change, habitat destruction, and more--that decimated animals and humans alike, from Ice Age to Internet Age.
Even a limited nuclear war would throw enough soot into the atmosphere to block sunlight and lower global temperatures by more than one degree Celsius.
Climate scientists tend to be optimistic and have faith that humanity can engineer our way out of the climate change we’ve created.
A Dead Fish “Vitamin Pill,” Microbes that Put Dinner on the Table, and a Truck that Runs On Cow Manure
From microbial biochemistry to recycling dead fish to manure-to-energy converters, here’s this week’s most surprising sustainability news.
Wildfires and public health, predicting floods, and substituting beans for beef were top stories in environmental news this week.
Earthworms are often portrayed as beneficial to the environment, but in North America's temperate forests, they are a disaster in action.
When it comes to nuclear power, one word in particular instills fear: meltdown. But what is a meltdown? Can one be avoided?
Insect conservation can be a tough sell. Lots of people simply don’t like bugs, and an endangered bug simply doesn’t pull on the heart strings.
We often picture the Himalayas as pristine. In reality, Everest's snows cover empty oxygen tanks, wrappers, cans, and an array of debris left behind by climbers.