“Plant strengtheners” offer an alternative to applying environmentally-damaging chemicals
Increasing the water table in fertile peatland soils could boost agricultural productivity and slow the release of stored carbon dioxide into the air.
Attributing water consumption and greenhouse gas emissions to countries rather than industrial sectors is a leading example of how the supply chain world warps geography.
Reducing pollution, protecting predators, and restoring natural hydrologies offer a tremendous opportunity for carbon storage beyond the basic strategies of protection and restoration.
If you remove frogs and other "mosquito-reducers" from the landscape, what happens to malaria rates?
Greenhouse gas emissions from computers, phones, and data centers could grow from about 1 percent of global emissions in 2007 to over 14 percent in 2040. The carbon footprint of smartphones will exceed that of desktop computers, laptops, and displays.
Researchers develop a method to make this crucial industrial ingredient 8.5 times faster than nature can — with potential consequences for food security and land savings
A new study shows just how important buildings can be for little brown bats, a once-common species ravaged by disease.
A new study of urban and rural acorn ants is one of the first to capitalize on the fact that cities tend to be a few degrees warmer than surrounding rural areas to demonstrate evolution in action over the course of just a few generations.
It’s often not easy to live beside big predators. People have an instinctive and very understandable wariness of large, meating-eating wild animals, and they’re perceived through a lens tinted by centuries of fear and persecution. Yet we might accept these animals as neighbors, or at least appreciate when their ecological effects coincide with our own goals — such as preventing rabies in the Indian city of Mumbai.