A genetic tweak gives cress plants the qualities of succulents, a trait that researchers are now looking to expand into other crops
By reimagining brine as a resource rather than a waste, this technology could make desalination affordable and environmentally benign.
Being able to resurrect species would be exciting—but lessons from reintroduction biology help us imagine what could go wrong.
An electric vehicle driven by an Uber or Lyft driver reduces emissions almost three times as much as the same vehicle used as a private car
Researchers discover a gene that, when turned off, could enable plants to absorb more phosphorus from the soil
For now most investment in the low-carbon transition has come to a halt; a persistent economic recession would thwart clean energy innovation
But protecting currently underrepresented types of land might.
Nitrous oxide has a climate warming effect 289 times that of carbon dioxide
Labelling such as “this product is for green shoppers” may work better than simply calling something eco-friendly
Ways to make roads stiffer are already available and could improve the gas mileage of heavy vehicles at little to no cost