Full story - September 28, 2018
Tractor spraying glyphosate
Monsanto, makers of the widely used herbicide Roundup, faces claims of consumer deception, costing its new parent company, Bayer, more than $20 billion in lost market value.
Full story - September 28, 2018
The Tree of Life proposed by Charles Darwin in the 19th century depicts different forms of life diverging from one another as they evolve down through successive generations. But discoveries of new life forms and the phenomenon of horizontal gene transfer indicate life can also evolve through convergence.
Full story - September 21, 2018
Craft urban foraging
For anyone who wants to skip the farm and go apple picking in their neighborhood this fall, there’s the Falling Fruit app, an online map that uses imported datasets to guide foragers to the locations of public fruit trees, edible plants and mushrooms.
Full story - September 21, 2018
PR road and electrical wires
One year after Hurricane Maria slammed ashore in Puerto Rico, some communities are looking at the tragedy as a call to organize and become more resilient for future storms.
Full story - September 14, 2018
Hurricane Maria aftermath
The intense winds and rains of Hurricane Maria wreaked havoc on Puerto Rico’s natural environment. But nature is all about recovery.
Full story - September 30, 2018
Isle de Jean Charles
Across the United States, it doesn’t take a devastating storm for scientists and citizens to see the unwelcome transformations that climate change is causing right now.
Full story - September 07, 2018
North American beaver
For hundreds of years, beavers "kept North America hydrated," says environmental author Ben Goldfarb. Now, some farmers, ranchers and land managers are advocating that we let them do their job again.
Full story - September 16, 2018
Hurricane Maria aftermath
After the catastrophic Hurricane Maria made landfall on Puerto Rico in 2017, finding safe drinking water became one of the most difficult issues facing residents of the island. A team of volunteers stepped in to help.
Full story - September 07, 2018
Maize weevil
A recent study examines how rising temperatures could lead to increased insect activity and dramatic crop loss.
Full story - August 03, 2018
Shale gas pipes
Pennsylvania homes have high levels of radon, a substantial risk factor for lung cancer. Is the fracking boom makings matters worse? Scientists aren't quite sure.