Do We Really Need Robot Farmers?

As weather heats up and climate change progresses, fieldwork will grow more hazardous.

To Battle Floods, Cities Revive Their Long-Forgotten Alleyways

Once polluted and abandoned, back alleys have sprouted into flourishing rain gardens.
A forest fire reflected in Okanagan Lake, British Columbia, Canada

How Fire Damages Water

President Trump has suggested that poor water management causes wildfires. In fact, it's often the other way around.
plastic waste

Where are the Biodegradable Alternatives to Plastic?

New polymers meant to either biodegrade or to last longer would reduce waste. So what is taking science so long to create them? Well, it's complicated.
heatwave

Get Ready For More Heat Waves!

New climate model suggests next four years will be hotter than expected.
Severely burnt forest after Grampians wildfire

How Eucalyptus Trees Stoke Wildfires

Eucalypts are now cosmopolitan, spread around the world through imperialism and globalization. Unfortunately, they're also highly flammable.
Bee on Lilly

The Race to Build a Better Bee

Could drone pollinators help secure our future food supply?
Microbe plate

Would You Like Some Germs with Your Wheaties?

To fulfill the increasing protein demand, scientists turn to microbes.
Seattle sea wall

A New Way to Protect the Coast

Living shorelines provide erosion control while providing shoreline habitat and maintaining coastal processes.
Sea bass

Will Fish Lose Their Sense of Smell in Acidic Oceans?

Increasing levels of dissolved CO2 disrupt fish’s olfactory skills, study finds.