Researchers create fuel from water, CO2, and artificial photosynthesis

The technology isn’t yet ready for the market — but it’s not far off, either.

Climate warming is definitely, for sure, no doubt about it, our fault, says new study

More like “yet another new study.”

Scientists pinpoint China as major source of banned ozone-depleting chemicals

A mysterious and alarming uptick in dangerous chlorine-based chemicals has been tracked down to eastern China.

Chernobyl has turned into a thriving habitat for hundreds of species

The environmental pressure generated by humans is larger than a nuclear explosion — a revealing vision of the type of impact we’re having on the world.

Bonobo mothers help their sons get dates — it makes them 3x as likely to become fathers

Just let me get Tinder like everybody else, Mom. Sheesh.

Babies born on Mars could diverge from Earthlings within a couple of generations

Mars is a strange place and any humans born there are bound to look radically different.

The world decreased coal energy usage for the first time since the Industrial Revolution

Every year, the world used to add more coal-fired power plants. Not anymore!

Nearly one quarter of West Antarctica ice is unstable, melting, study reports

That’s a LOT of ice.

99% of the world’s electric buses are in China

They’re miles and miles ahead.

Scientists map global “Internet of Mushrooms”

“I haven’t seen anybody do anything like that before,” researchers commented.

Scientists develop plant-based, environmentally-friendly alternative to Styrofoam

Finally, an alternative to Styrofoam we can all support.

Escaped parrots are now living, roosting in 23 US states

The greenest immigrant community in the US, certainly.

Triangle-weaver spider uses its web like a slingshot to ensnare prey faster than a rocket

This crazy spider can accelerate 26 times faster than NASA’s shuttle.

In April, the US used more renewable energy than coal

Good news, but let’s not get over-excited by this.

Dogs quarantined after vets find dangerous disease that can be passed to humans

A pet’s sickness shouldn’t normally be transmissible to humans — except in this case.

Plastic pollution may harm marine bacteria that produces 5% of the world’s oxygen

One of the world’s most fascinating tiny creature may be threatened by chemicals from marine plastic debris.

Robots and AI can help us better understand deep sea species, study reports.

We’re fishing for information in the deep seas.

Atmospheric CO2 reaches record 415ppm — the highest it’s been in millions of years

Not the kind of record we want.

Oldest tree in eastern North America found in a swamp: it’s 2,624 years old

Researchers desperately call for the protection of this area, of which 99% has already been destroyed.

Abrupt climate change killed off ancient South American populations

Change isn’t always good — especially when it happens too quickly.