Frustrated with their country’s inability to control introduced species, some Australian researchers are proposing to reintroduce two native predators to patrol their country’s landscape.
Scientists are turning to an insect to get rid of the invasive Japanese knotweed.
With its economy in tatters, Span is considering loosening coastline restrictions on homes and hotels.
An experimental eco-farming project is improving yields, saving water and soothing tensions among refugees and locals in eastern Senegal.
Coral reefs around the world are seriously endangered by global warming. But scientists have discovered that an unusual cold current may make reefs around a small group of Pacific Islands slightly less vulnerable.
I posted at some length last week on why I don’t respond to complaints from climate deniers, but what I’d say if I did. Well, yesterday a federal appeals court summed up my basic argument in two simple, direct sentences in upholding the EPA’s decision to regulate greenhouse gas pollution.
Why doesn’t The World give more attention to climate “skeptics?”
Alysha Huggins is one of thousands of young activists in Rio this week pressing world leaders for a new greener approach to human development.
Diplomats at the UN environmental summit in Brazil have agreed on a call for “urgent action” on the world’s environmental challenges, but critics say it will do little to actually address the problems.
Host Lisa Mullins talks with Scientific American’s David Biello about why the humble guar bean is having an impact on profits in the hydraulic fracturing industry.
Azzam Alwash is working to restore the Mesopotamian Marshes, a formerly rich wetland habitat in southern Iraq about the size of Connecticut.
Australian farmers in the Murray-Darling Basin have irrigated their fields for decades. But today, drought and over-irrigation have taken a severe toll on the environment. The Australian government has devised a plan to right the balance. The problem is: Nobody likes the plan.
Phosphorus is a vital element for producing food but there are growing concerns about supply and pollution.
Exhaust fumes from diesel engines do cause cancer, a panel of experts working for the World Health Organization says.