When it comes to cosmetic products it’s all chemistry to professor Alice Roberts, anatomist, author and presenter of several BBC documentary series, including “Coast” and “Food...
Life Forms Found in Mexico’s Underground Crystals May be 50,000 Years Old (Video)
Research led by the director of NASA’s Astrobiology Institute, Penelope Boston, has found that samples taken from the Naica crystal caves in Mexico could contain... Read more
Will Clean Coal Play a Big Role in America’s Future?
Proponents of the U.S. coal industry, including President Donald Trump, have touted “clean coal” technologies as an important part of America’s energy future. Environmental groups... Read more
NOAA Scientist Questions Fundamental Climate Change Data
Just ahead of the Paris climate talks in 2015, a groundbreaking paper was published by the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). It provided... Read more
Will There Really Be Enough Sustainable Palm Oil for the Whole Market?
In the summer of 2016, two of the world’s largest producers of palm oil, which is found in everything from lipstick to margarine, lost the... Read more
Dead Whale’s Stomach Found to Contain 30 Plastic Bags (Video)
Scientists have found 30 plastic bags and other debris in the stomach of a dead whale.…... Read more
Scrap Metal Pots an Unrecognized Source of Lead Poisoning
Aluminum cookware made from scrap metal is widely used throughout the developing world. While the production of this cookware is an important source of income... Read more
NASA’s Before and After Images Show Dramatic Changes on Earth (Video)
These NASA images show how our planet has changed.…... Read more
How the Navy Trained Dolphins to Help Save an Endangered Porpoise
For more than half a century, dolphins have been helping the U.S. Navy to find mines or enemies under water. Now, for the first time,... Read more
Costs, Benefits of Renewable Energy Hard to Calculate
When it comes to wind and solar power, there isn’t a straight bottom line—it’s kind of wavy. Figuring out the economic costs and benefits of... Read more
Trump Administration Will Have Limited Power to Change Environmental Policy
The power exerted by a U.S. president or Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) administrator is diluted by layers of litigation and regulatory processes. President-elect Donald Trump... Read more
The Internet’s Growing Environmental Footprint
Some of the most popular internet services, like Facebook or Google Drive, are free—but they come at an environmental cost. There’s no fee for users... Read more
Are Sustainable Energy Jobs Sustainable?
A shift away from fossil fuels and toward clean energy is moving forward, and many jobs hang in the balance. With unemployment a persistent concern... Read more
Does Funding Influence the Results of Science?
The words “studies show” and “scientists say” are used to explain the rationale behind all kinds of decisions. Policymakers use them. Activists use them. They... Read more
The Coming Water Crisis
Water is life. Water is the new oil. Water is power. Fresh, life-sustaining water is draining away. It’s becoming an increasingly scarce resource across the... Read more
Antarctic Explorers Find Thriving Sea Creature Community Under the Frozen Landscape (Video)
Scientists exploring the frigid waters of Antarctica uncovered a diverse and thriving sea creature community nestled beneath the frozen cover.…... Read more
The Third Option for Christmas Trees: Go Live
Having a Christmas tree at home normally means either cutting down a living tree or buying a fake one. And debate has raged about which is truly... Read more