Ecuador's Galapagos Islands, lying 1,000 km (621 miles) off-shore in the Pacific Ocean, are famed as the natural laboratory that inspired Charles Darwin to develop the theory of evolution.
33,000 square miles (85,500 square kilometers) or 2.8 percent of the Amazon rainforest burned between 1999-2010 finds new NASA-led research that measured the extent of fires that smolder under the forest canopy.
The coral reefs on Australia’s Great Barrier Reef were devastated by Cyclone Yasi – a Category 5 Hurricane which made landfall in Queensland, Australia, on February 3, 2011.
The mention of ocean pollution usually triggers searing images of birds and turtles choked by bags, fasteners and other debris floating at the ocean surface.
A shocking new study finds that glyphosate, the active ingredient in Roundup herbicide, “…may be the most biologically disruptive chemical in our environment,” capable of contributing to a wide range of fatal human diseases.
In a huge Environmental Protection Agency warehouse in Landover, enterprising workers made sure that they had all the comforts of home. They created personal rec rooms with televisions, radios, chairs and couches.
Prepare for a fight over fracking for black gold in the Golden State.
Mountain glaciers are like giant sandpaper blocks, scouring their valley homes as they advance and retreat.
Thank goodness carbon dioxide levels are finally rising ever so slightly in our atmosphere, bringing much-needed carbon dioxide to the plants and forests of the world which have been starving for CO2.
Whales near California’s largest ports are about to gain a bit more protection from the cargo ships with which they share their marine homes.
Does the supposedly clean, green Tesla Model S really pollute more than a gas-guzzling Jeep Grand Cherokee sport-utility vehicle?
Green revolution has won a temporary success in man's war against hunger;it has given humanity a breathing space.But the frightening power of human reproduction must also be curbed;otherwise the success of the green revolution will be ephemeral only.
"The natural freedoms of the individual do not have to be sacrificed for the artificially induced insecurities of the many."
The FAA and space tourism industry leaders say no, but scientists say the accumulation of black carbon in the stratosphere may have disastrous results. Why? Well, space tourism companies, like Virgin Galactic, are able to tout very low CO2 emissions,
“The world has set in motion environmental trends that are threatening civilization itself. We are crossing environmental thresholds and violating deadlines set by nature. Nature is the timekeeper, but we cannot see the clock.”
Aquifer water levels are rapidly falling across most of the U.S., according to a new study.
The education system drops us off the end of a production line as a ready slave for a job market that depends on trashing the world's resources to exist.
"In particular, we found that forage-mediated effects of humans (bottom-up effects) were more influential than predator-mediated effects in the food chain. The presence of humans was most correlated with occurrence of forage (plants). Elk and cattle
Farming methods have changed many times since man planted the first seed in the ground 10,000 years ago.
There are many EfW processes, but most commonly waste passes through combustion chambers at high temperatures, reducing it to around 25% of its original volume.
ATMOSPHERIC concentrations of carbon dioxide have broken the 400 parts per million level at several stations of the World Meteorological Organisation across the world, heightening the need for radical action to arrest emissions growth and limit clima
3D printing really is nothing short of amazing. It’d be hard to find anyone, aside from Big Printing, who would find fault with it.
Urban roof gardens should cut energy usage and reduce rainwater runoff. So far, the results have been unimpressive
From the 'holy disbelief, Batman' file: Korean electronics giant LG is rumored to be developing a washing machine that doesn't use water. Although details are scant, Mashable has more on the chatter.
Lake Erie is sick. A thick and growing coat of toxic algae appears each summer, so vast that in 2011 it covered a sixth of its waters, contributing to an expanding dead zone on its bottom, reducing fish populations, fouling beaches and crippling a to
Desertification is a fancy word for land that is turning to desert,” begins Allan Savory in this quietly powerful talk. And it's happening to about two-thirds of the world’s grasslands, accelerating climate change and causing traditional grazing soci
British billionaire Richard Branson said Monday that rocket-powered space tourism flights by his firm Virgin Galactic would have only a minor impact on climate change.
A project at CalTech and NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory is trying to measure the carbon footprint of human activity in the Los Angeles basin.
A major victory for the world's bee populations has been achieved in Europe, where a majority of European Union (EU) member states voted recently to ban the use of bee-harming neonicotinoid pesticides across the entire continent.........
A new study published in the current issue of Science suggests that an ice-free Arctic may very well become a reality in the near future.