Leading economists urgently call for a tax on carbon

The world’s leading economists are saying we should tax carbon. The politicians say we shouldn’t.

Over half of the world’s wild coffee faces extinction, new research finds

We’re not facing a shortage of coffee right now, but scarcity is possible in the near future.

Populist leaders are threatening democracy, researchers warn

The world is experiencing a dramatic surge of populism.

Sea level change isn’t constant across the East Coast — because of long-past glaciers

Gone but not forgotten.

Researchers want to vaccinate bees so we don’t run out of food

I can’t BEElive this!

NOAA’s annual report says 2018 was the “second-warmest year on record” in the Arctic

Could I have some ice with this? Oh… oh wait.

Yes, the Trump administration really pitched coal at a climate conference

Well… this is awkward.

Contrary to ‘propaganda’ myths, migrants are actually good for a country’s health and economy, new study reports

Think migrants are bad? Think again, science says.

Microplastics could break down whole ecosystems — they’re making prey unresponsive to predators

This could be a very bad development.

Atmospheric greenhouse gas levels hit new record. Just like in 2017… and 2016

We’re really good at setting bad standards.

Ice in glaciers on Mount Everest is warmer than expected — or “hoped” for

“Warm” ice is a problem.

The kilogram, ampere, mole, and Kelvin are changing to stay the same

Not to brag, but the SI is at least one foot (see what I did there?) ahead of Imperial units.

New tech transforms human poop into clean biofuel

Sanitation and energy generation in one go.

We’re watching a ‘horror story’ in which the casualty is Earth’s wilderness

Only 23% of the world can now be considered wilderness.

Mining cryptocurrencies consumes as much energy as mining precious metals

More evidence that Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies have a negative environmental impact.

China lifts ban on tiger and rhino parts for “traditional medicine”

This is a major setback for animal conservation.

‘Rust’ fungi threaten to wipe out Latin America’s coffee crops

A fungal infection has devastated up to 70% of coffee production in some regions.

Interview with Bluebird Director of Science Lex Pelger on CBD

A cannabis expert shares what he knows about the science of CBD.

New role-playing game engages people from all backgrounds with climate action

A fresh take on an old problem.

When it comes to protecting wildlife, we need better policy, not more science

Well, here’s a surprise.