12 million tonnes of plastic go into agriculture each year, some straight into the soil. Can we loosen plastic’s grip on farming?
In a bid to one-up white paint, researchers devised a new coating that keeps buildings cool in summer and warm in winter by changing color based on ambient temperature. No energy required.
Pied flycatchers in the Netherlands were arriving late as climate change pushed spring earlier. Scientists drove them north to Sweden, and then they thrived.
The first detailed study of combining rooftop solar panels with electric vehicles—for storage and power—in northern latitudes reveals nuanced potential.
Plants and animals are fast, ephemeral carbon sinks. Rocks are permanent and slow. But with some human help, geology is starting to speed up.
In their experiments, 80% of broccoli, lettuce and pak choi seedlings survived on seawater and sunshine—with little human involvement.
By combining key traits of two bacterial species, the team created a novel bug that can break down plastics in salty conditions—at room temperature.
Scientists took a crack at the question of whether human celebrity translates to non-human celebrity. Their findings are intriguing.
An unusually comprehensive study shows remote work is better for the climate, but mainly in large doses
Short answer: a lot. A new study found that meat substitution would cut global agricultural GHG emission by 31%, water use by 10%, and spare a quarter of the land needed to reach 2030 biodiversity targets.