US court deems disobedience a ‘necessity’ against climate change, environmental threats

It doesn’t set any legally binding precedents, but it definitely sets an important precedent.

Carbon conversion could make power plants emission-free within the next century

Can power plants be carbon neutral?

Monkeys’ brain activity syncs up when they watch each other do something

It’s not monkey business.

Mass extinctions don’t come out of the blue — and we’re seeing some of the signs today

An incoming mass extinction isn’t as hard to spot as we’d believed.

Ecosystems: what they are and why they are important

They provide us with many important services.

The world needs more carnivores, according to an analysis of their habitats

“It’s ironic, that many of these large carnivore species are moving closer to extinction, while at the same time scientists are discovering their important effects on ecosystems.”

Brown bear moms raise their cubs differently due to hunting

Our actions often have unexpected consequences.

Almost 40% of childhood asthma cases are caused by air pollution

Let’s make the air cleaner!

Humanity has contended with rising seas before — and it didn’t go well for us

It’s a bad day when the ocean moves into your living room.

The Pacific Garbage patch is 16 times bigger than we thought


Forgotten Poison: How Cigarettes Hurt the Environment

The extent of the environmental devastation cigarettes are responsible for is vast.

US Beef eaters are responsible for half of food-related emissions

The takeaway message is simple: eat less meat, especially beef.

Scientists discover why cockroaches are such good survivors

Their insane ability to survive almost anything is written in their DNA.

Bees can defend themselves against some neonicotinoid pesticides

A new way to make pesticides more bee-friendly.

Chilling maps show just how scorching 2090’s US will be, thanks to climate change

100°F isn’t something that puts a smile on your face.

Researcher captures stunning video of Antarctic minke whales

Minke whales are grossly understudied, but researchers hope to fix that.

Most grey wolves today are actually wolf-dog hybrids, due to cross-breeding

Who’s a hybrid booooy?! Yes you are a hybrid booooy!

Fish-like robot might reveal the secret life of ocean wildlife

Aquatic bots like SoFi will enable scientists to learn more about some of the most elusive underwater creatures.

World’s first mass-produced, 3D-printed car is electric, looks cool and costs under $10K

Hope this leads to a future where you can download and print your own car.

Glacier melting is beyond the point of no return — at least for this century

We’re beyond a tipping point, but not all is lost yet.