NASA creates first 3D model of Amazon rainforest canopy to estimate the effects of droughts, climate change

Drought has a massive effect on rainforests. Bad news in the current changing climate.

Coral havens might bring worldwide hope for reefs

The overall situation is still very bleak, but there are a few very bright spots.

Why are climate change deniers more likely to be racist?

Well well, here’s a surprising correlation.

Giant hogweed plant that causes 3rd-degree burns spotted in Virginia

Local authorities in Virginia advise residents to keep an eye out for this very dangerous plant.

Sea level rise could threaten 300,000 US coastal homes, in the “business-as-usual” scenario

A problem that will certainly strike close to home for many people.

Flying spiders sense the weather and use nanoscale fibers to ride the wind

Spiders ride the wind!

Insecticides and low floral diversity are driving bumblebees into the ground

Each year, queens have to re-establish their colonies. Human activity, however, is making it very hard for them to do so.

Platypus hormone could be useful in treating type 2 diabetes

The unique critters also have a special hormone.

A 99-million-year-old amber fossil preserved the earliest frog from tropical forests

Very rare insight into the ancient lives of frogs.

Microhabitat management may be the key to happy, neighborly bears

How to live harmoniously — the bear version.

EPA staff say the Trump administration is changing their mission from protecting human health and the environment to protecting industry

The textbook definition of regulatory capture.

The Antarctic has lost three trillion tons of ice since 1992

It’s an ungodly figure.

One of the world’s rarest mammals is disappearing from folklore

The rarest ape in the world is slowly becoming forgotten.

Coral reefs protect our coasts — and our wallets

Acting as soon as possible is best — both for the corals, and ourselves.

Ancient volcanism shows our emissions can trigger a mass marine extinction

Ancient volcanism offers a glimpse into the future effects of climate change.

Study weighs environmental costs of producing animal proteins so you know what to buy

Now you know exactly what your purchases do.

Old fish don’t want to swim deep — but we’re fishing them all out of shallow waters

What we thought is a natural law is probably ‘just’ impending ecological breakdown.

Bees can understand the concept of zero

Nothing is something, and bees know that well.

Whale sharks are very picky about where they live, which could be bad for their survival

They are only found at about 10 locations in the world.

India’s aquifers show “widespread” uranium contamination

India’s groundwater problems are getting worse and worse.