A new analysis complicates a popular metric of biodiversity decline.
Just 1% of the world’s population is responsible for up to half of emissions from passenger aviation
In the most comprehensive study to date, researchers found that greener farming methods don’t compromise yields
In 63% of cases, they found that eco-friendly farming boosted biodiversity without any cost to yields. In several cases, yields actually increased
The system, which can be replenished by adding water, could help preserve food and pharmaceuticals especially in underdeveloped places.
Sharks attack very few people—but current mitigation efforts kill a lot of sharks. Is blimp-based surveillance a better option?
Wooden structures that store more carbon than is emitted in their construction point to a flaw in green building schemes
A study found that a new algae-based fish feed formula not only cuts aquaculture’s environmental footprint, but also produces larger, healthier fish
Zapping catalysts with microwaves help them extract hydrogen from plastic waste and from water
Prioritizing terrestrial species leaves freshwater ones behind — but the opposite isn't true.
“Deep learning” algorithms are usually evaluated in terms of accuracy—but some researchers say they should also be judged on their environmental impact.