Researchers have discovered a gene that could make plants grow deeper root systems, equipping them not only to cope with drier climates, but also to store more carbon.
Orienting wind turbines slightly away from oncoming wind keeps their wake from interfering with the output of other turbines. This was known, but the first real-world test of this idea shows how much it can boost the combined output of wind turbines.
Coral reefs near islands with thriving seabird colonies may recover more quickly from climate change-induced die-offs, making the protection of these imperiled birds a practical strategy for reef protection, too.
Many island plant species exhibit broader climate tolerance than their current native ranges suggest; however, this expanded tolerance is still not enough to buffer many of them against projected future climate change.
For meat-lovers in America, a simple dietary switch could lead to huge emissions savings for the planet.
Rising air pollution in China has decreased the country's solar power potential by blocking sunlight from reaching the Earth. Reverting back to 1960s pollution levels would boost solar power by 13 percent, generating billions in revenue and helping the country meet its ambitious solar goals
Across much of North America, nature-loving people are helping imperiled monarch butterflies by raising eggs harvested from captive-bred monarchs. New research suggests, however, that they and their progeny may have lost the ability to migrate.
Operation of already existing power plants, factories, and other fossil-fuel infrastructure could be enough to push the world past 1.5 °C of warming.
Researchers have devised a simple technique to remove printed toner, making glossy paper reusable and reducing its environmental impact.
After more than a decade of scattered, ominous reports, the so-called insect apocalypse is finally front-page news. So now what?