A Missouri woman says she is prepared to go to jail after authorities threatened her over a recycling project that turns tires into flower planters. Toni “Bones” Shelton had been repainting old tires to turn them into planters, but the city is frowni
Long before humans ever arrived on the scene, forest fires burned themselves out naturally. The forests re-grew and the cycle repeated: fire and rebirth, fire and rebirth. Over and over again for millions of years.
Engineers seek a cheaper biodegradable polymer.
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New technology from IBM will help monitor and conserve the "Queen of American Lakes."
A startup has developed software and smartphone tools for cataloguing the trees in forests.
"With little to no hope on Capitol Hill for action on climate change, President Obama on Tuesday plans to bypass Congress and move forward with executive actions designed to reduce carbon emissions."
A new twist on the sea burial helps to protect and restore fragile marine ecosystems.
Climate change predictions paint a bleak picture for much of the world's flora and fauna:
Arctic-permafrost holds more carbon than all fossil-fuel emissions since record-keeping began in 1850. NASA's Carbon in Arctic Reservoir's Vulnerability Experiment (CARVE) monitors melting which could expose carbon, accelerating global warming.
President Obama will limit greenhouse gas emissions from existing power plants, increase appliance efficiency standards and promote renewable energy development on public lands using executive powers to address climate change.
Visibility in the lake stretches up to nearly 260 feet, essentially the same visibility as that of distilled water.
Try this handy carbon calculator to find out how your travel can impact the environment.
Experts say it is one of the largest documented bee deaths in the Western U.S.
Over the course of the next few years, fans of Dunkin’ Donuts coffee won’t have to feel guilty about having their morning cup of Joe in an environmentally damaging foam cup.
US recyclers are nervous about losing their largest market after China began enforcing new environmental laws this year.
The dying Mediterranean Sea may have contaminated the Atlantic with a subduction zone. One day, it could help destroy the vast ocean.
Overfishing, climate change, acidification - our oceans are in peril. But there's hope. Let's start a Blue Revolution!
A new video from MinuteEarth sheds light on both capitalism and ecology, comparing big-name beers to canopy trees and microbrews to understory ferns.
Peru's University of Engineering and Technology has designed a billboard that creates clean drinking water from atmospheric humidity.
Univ. of Wollongong scientists have developed a novel way to turn sea water into hydrogen, for a sustainable and clean fuel source.
As the US economy recovers from recession, America’s small businesses need to remember that going green often means making green.
Fossil fuels are formed from the remains of plants and animals that died hundreds of millions of years ago, buried and transformed by heat and pressure.
June 3, 2013—Tim Samaras spent more than 30 years researching tornadoes. Samaras submitted this footage to National Geographic in the weeks leading up to his death, as part of his last storm-research expedition.
Since the space shuttle's retirement in 2011, NASA has relied on Russian rockets to launch its astronauts to space. But the United States plans to have its own homemade spacecraft again soon.
A disease called coffee rust has reached epidemic proportions in Central America, threatening the livelihoods of hundreds of thousands of farmers and the morning pick-me-up of millions of coffee drinkers.
Red state or blue state, liberal or libertarian, Americans share an addiction to rare-earth elements imported from China.
Wal-Mart is not only the world's largest retailer, it is apparently one of the nation's biggest polluters as well, as evidenced by a massive fine levied recently by the federal government following an investigation of "environmental crimes" which las
A public crowd-funding campaign has been launched by a starter Biotech company Genome Compiler, to create bioengineered glow-in-the-dark plants that will be given away to donors. This will be the first organism created by synthetic biology techniques