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,...
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
NASA Captures Alarming Image of Massive Antarctic Ice Shelf Rift (Video)
NASA’s Icebridge mission has captured an image of a significant rift in Antarctica’s Larsen C ice shelf. The situation shown in the photo, which was... Read more
Stephen Hawking Says Only Cooperation Can Save the Planet (Video)
Lately, Stephen Hawking has been less focused on scientific breakthroughs and more worried about warning people what the future of Earth could be if it... Read more
An Interview With Noeline Villebrun, Dene National Chief
Noeline Villebrun was elected National Chief at the 2003 Dene National Assembly (Aklavik, Denendeh). Former Chief Villebrun is deeply committed to maintaining Dene history and... Read more
Oil Drilling Wastewater Used to Irrigate ‘America’s Salad Bowl’
More than half the country’s vegetables, fruits, and nuts are grown in California’s Central Valley, often called “America’s salad bowl.” The valley is also oil... Read more
Melting Arctic Ice Could Have Major Consequences for Earth (Video)
Arctic sea ice is melting at such an alarming rate that scientists are warning it might trigger uncontrollable changes across the globe. The Arctic Resilience... Read more
China’s Smog-Eating Tower Isn’t Getting the Job Done (Video)
Turns out, China’s smog-eating tower isn’t quite up to the job. The tower was unveiled in September in Beijing. It stands about 23 feet tall... Read more
Record-Low Sea Ice Levels in Arctic and Antarctic (Video)
Sea ice at both poles is at record lows for this time of year. That might not sound surprising, but it’s actually a first. While... Read more
California Trees Dying at ‘Unprecedented’ Rate (Video)
After a yearslong California drought, an “unprecedented” number of trees are dead up and down the coastal state. And that poses a huge threat to... Read more
The Commando Hunting Elephant Poachers in Africa
When Nir Kalron, a former soldier with the Israeli special forces, learned that elephants could soon be extinct in Africa, he recruited intelligence agents and... Read more
2016 Is ‘Very Likely’ to Be Hottest Year on Record (Video)
2016 has been hot. So hot in fact that it’s “very likely” it will be the hottest year on record. This is the third year... Read more
Is America Solving, or Just Exporting, Its Environmental Problems?
As regulations around toxic substances have tightened in the United States, American companies have increasingly looked to foreign markets where regulations are more lax. For... Read more