Our team of science writers pore through stacks of the latest climate and sustainability science and bring you a hand-picked selection of the most compelling research from around the world, a compendium found nowhere else.
The almost invisibly thin film—many microns thinner than a human hair—might not only replace plastic sheeting and heaters in agriculture, but also protect telephone lines and electric cables.
New research shows saltwater aquariums are a multi-billion dollar industry with more than 6 million hobbyists. That could mean a lot of people interested in protecting reefs.
A microscopic network of channels in bluebird feathers gives it its characteristic hue; mimicking that structure could give better batteries and water filters
Researchers tested the effectiveness of 6 different psychological messages across 12 countries to combat climate denial. Spoiler: They were all disappointingly weak.
Drawing on technology that protects drugs as they pass through the human body, scientists have found a way to seal nitrogen-fixing bacteria so that it can withstand high temperatures and humidity for months.
In a side-by-side comparison, researchers found that it makes more sense to cover the drier parts of the world with solar panels than new forests.
Sunken ships creates obstacles for bottom-trawling, creating a refuge for marine creatures.
In a first-of-its-kind study, researchers calculated how shovel-ready waste-handling technologies could quickly hit the brakes on global warming.
The discovery involved air-zapping lasers that made fertilizer almost 40 times more efficiently than conventional methods.
One research team meticulously demonstrated the long-term benefits of low-intensity forest fires; while another documented the short-term political barriers.