For banded mongooses, ‘cultural inheritance’ decides what’s for dinner

Cultural preference is not unique to humans, and might be much more common than we once thought it to be.

France is being invaded by giant, predatory worms

They’re big, they’re slimy, and they’re invasive.

Rice is losing its nutritional value due to rising CO2 levels

Rice is losing proteins, vitamins, and minerals due to rising CO2 in the atmosphere.

Climate change is making urban animals smaller, new study finds

Climate change has dangerous and often unforeseeable consequences.

Help win the war (for our planet) by planting a Climate Victory Garden

Fighting climate change is as easy as growing some food!

Don’t drag your feet with renewables: earlier switch saves money in the long run

Last one at the finish pays the bill!

Black lung disease makes resurgence among US coal miners

Coal workers’ pneumoconiosis (CWP), commonly called black lung disease, is caused by long exposure to coal dust and can have devastating consequences.

How coyotes conquered North America — and are still expanding fast

The canines are expanding so much they might even become a South American species.

Terrestrial temperatures in the Pliocene were 2-3°C warmer than now

It can be used as a model for future climate change.

Republican lawmaker: Rocks tumbling into ocean causing sea level rise

This is embarrassing and extremely dangerous — lawmakers should not exhibit this level of scientific illiteracy.

European Union sues six of its countries over air pollution

These are steps in the right direction.

This April was Earth’s 400th consecutive warmer-than-average month

A bad record to set.

The Economics of Fracking: Is Fracking Worth the Health and Environmental Risks?

Hydraulic is certainly a polarizing issue. It’s got some economic benefits, and causes a lot of environmental damage. Is it worth it?

Pets don’t have to die to be miserable

An in-depth look at how humans can make their pets suffer — often, unknowingly.

Limiting global warming to 1.5 degree C would save most global species, new study concludes

… but if we keep on with the “business as usual” approach, things will be much worse.

Australian magpies can understand what other birds are ‘saying’ with surprising clarity

Magpies? Check. Throwing orange balls at magpies? Check. Grated cheese? Check. I love this study.

Human activity is messing with global freshwater movement

The message is clear: We need to act now!

Atmospheric readings show someone is producing illegal, ozone-depleting industrial gases

Please stop.

Lizards with lime-green blood might lead to cure for malaria and other diseases

Their blood is green due to a pigment that is toxic to humans.

Bitcoin to consume 0.5% of the world’s electricity — as much as Ireland

Bitcoin may have made some people rich, but it also consumed a lot of energy and produced a lot of emissions in the process.