Rooftop agriculture and vertical farms are touted as the way of the future. But one case study on commercial farms in New York City sheds doubt on urban agriculture's actual success.
A lightweight, strong material derived from wood works better than the heat-insulating materials used today. The new insulator is easy and cheap to make, biodegradable, and could slash the carbon footprint of homes and office buildings.
A brief, up-front description of the arguments used by climate-change deniers makes people less susceptible to believing them.
Researchers dig into the efficacy of urban agriculture
The Syrian civil war and refugee crisis have profoundly reshaped agriculture and water resources in the Yarmouk River basin of southern Syria.
It’s a time of cultural upheaval: between urban and rural, millennials and boomers, liberal and conservative. But it’s not only humans who have cultures. So do animals — and a dramatic change is taking place among sperm whales living off the Galápagos Islands.
One easy step could convert the lignin in wood, considered an annoying waste, into a source of biofuel. A team of researchers in Switzerland and...
Should the U.S. cultivate giant offshore fish farms in its piece of the sea or keep taking most of the fish we eat from foreign waters?
A new kind of solar cell uses bacteria instead of silicon to convert sunlight into electricity. It could lead to a cheap, sustainable way to generate electricity even when skies are overcast or the light is dim.
A new study finds that tourism now accounts for 8 percent of global greenhouse gas emissions. That’s three times higher than previous estimates.