As the Trump administration’s focus on the US-Mexico border intensifies, scientists who study ecosystems in the region are having a hard time doing their jobs.
June 2019 brought world leaders together at two major meetings: the Bonn Climate Change Conference and the G20 Osaka Summit. Neither meeting made much progress on the major issues still being debated. Once again, the US stance was particularly problematic.
Warmer ocean temperatures, ocean acidification and poor water quality combine to make a toxic environment for most corals around the world. But some corals are actually thriving despite these challenges and scientists hope to propagate these resilient corals to give struggling reefs a leg up.
With $1.3 billion in annual revenue, The Nature Conservancy is among the biggest environmental nonprofits in the world and, over nearly 70 years, it has protected 120 million of acres of land worldwide. But sexual harassment and discrimination allegations recently toppled four of its executives, including its CEO.
The United Nations is preparing for a climate summit this September. Many countries are expected to boost their "intended nationally determined contributions," or INDCs, under the Paris climate agreement, in the hope of keeping planetary warming below 1.5 degrees Celsius.
Although climate change wasn’t discussed much in the 2016 presidential election, this time around it’s turning out to be a much hotter topic. Greenpeace has created a scorecard to help voters understand where each candidate currently stands on the climate crisis.
Esther Kiobel, one of the widows of the Ogoni Nine, is one step closer to justice in her battle against the Royal Dutch Shell Oil Company.
For most of recent human history, we’ve opted for burial and cremation. Washington State residents now have a new green option: human composting — also known as natural organic reduction.
In the US, food is often thrown out simply because it doesn’t look good enough. Recently, a crop of companies has popped up with an entrepreneurial solution to food waste: they sell less-than-perfect produce straight to consumers.
Every human language that’s been tested follows a similar pattern, called Zipf’s law. Now researchers are looking to see if non-human languages, like what dolphins and whales use, follow a similar structure.