Our food system has a huge impact on the environment, which is why changing the way you eat is one way you can live more sustainably. One fifth of energy consumption in the U.S. is gobbled up by food production.
Researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign envision a future where cell phones, tablets and other electronics will be able to dissolve in water, ridding us of the problem of e-waste.
The Obama Administration has proposed new regulations for hydraulic fracturing on 756 million acres of public and tribal lands.
Water is becoming an increasingly important issue in the developed world.
Eyes bigger than your stomach? Not loving the entree you ordered? Typically, restaurant workers simply scrape that perfectly edible food into the trash can.
“Plastics will prove the worst, most insidious invention of humanity. Plastics kill everything and anything in their path on all four corners of the planet. Plastics kill without violence, without warning and without provocation."
Pavement that acts as an air purifier could help cities consume their own pollution.
Over the next two thousand years, each degree of global warming may lead to sea levels rising by more than 2 meters (6.6 feet), a new study by a group of international researchers said.
Bernie Krause has been recording wild soundscapes -- the wind in the trees, the chirping of birds, the subtle sounds of insect larvae -- for 45 years. In that time, he has seen many environments radically altered by humans, sometimes even by practice
Some members of Congress want to put a national park on the moon.
The bathroom is a great place to save water and try sustainable materials—just switching to low-flow showerheads and toilets can cut your water consumption by almost 50 percent. Here are a few more easy ways to make a more eco-friendly restroom.
“A society sophisticated to produce the internal combustion engine has not had the sophistication to develop cheap and efficient public transport. There are hardly any buses, the entire population is stuck in traffic.” Ben Elton, Gridlock
Students challenged with making a shelter in a forest have built a cocoon It took five weeks to plan, build and install and now hangs among the trees
There is a surprising population explosion of Antarctic glass sponges over the past several years, according to a new study published today (July 11) in the journal Current Biology.
Executive order EO 13112 defines an invasive species as one that is nonnative to a particular area and is causing economic or environmental problems or harm to human heath.
Trees are becoming more efficient at using water in response to higher atmospheric carbon dioxide levels, according to new research published Wednesday in the journal Nature.
Researchers say the Las Conchas fire findings underscore the need to include a realistic representation of carbonaceous aerosols in current climate models, suggesting that fire emissions may contribute more to climate warming than is shown by current
Salvaged older wood can add warmth and character to your home—if you know where to look for it.
While it's debatable whether Oz's Emerald City meets the criteria for being an amazing "green" city, many real cities around the world make the grade on lists compiled annually by experts.
The birds' relentless nibbling at live whales is a sign of ecological imbalance, scientists say, and it's forcing the whales to change their natural behavior.
With all the information coming out in recent years about geoengineering, or chemtrails, we must begin to ask ourselves certain questions about the impacts on our health, our food, and our planet.
Recycling is the process of turning old materials into new products instead of throwing them away. Paper, cans and jars are examples of the most common items people often reuse.
When Josh Fox received notice that a natural gas company was interested in drilling a well on his property in exchange for $100,000, he set out to investigate exactly how the towering derricks and .......
UC Berkeley visiting scholar Ozzie Zehner published an article Sunday arguing that electric vehicles are not as environmentally friendly as often believed.
As we look toward a future of more renewable energy being fed into the grid, having reliable energy storage to back up intermittent wind and solar will be necessary for everything to run smoothly.
Turns out that how—and how often—you wash your clothes makes a huge difference.
Marine biologist Paul Sikkel discusses the important role of parasites in coral reef ecosystems.
At Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands, researchers are working on a novel, albeit somewhat distasteful, alternative to fossil fuels.
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Centre director Johan Rockström explains why we must redefine sustainable development and develop Sustainable Development Goals that link poverty eradication to the protection of Earth's life support.