As the Trump administration begins to reverse dozens of environmental and other policies created over the past few decades, a scientist in Canada shares her experience under Prime Minister Stephen Harper.
Walk up and down Commonwealth Avenue on the Boston University campus, and it's easy to see and hear the presence of international students. The largest percentage of foreign students — here and nationwide — come from China. So when President Donald Trump sounds off, college administrators get anxious.
Reefs have been called the "rainforests" of the ocean for their diversity and beauty. Yet food for the reefs is in short supply. It turns out a humble creature is the food shelf for reefs... and may even prosper with global warming.
NASA's research goes far beyond putting astronauts into space. In fact, this aircraft design is an example of NASA's research into aircraft design in an effort to make commercial planes a bit easier on the ears — and the Earth.
Millions of tons of methane are stored in the earth's crust, frozen beneath a layer of Arctic permafrost. But as that permafrost melts, that methane is being released into the atmosphere, adding to climate change.
Plants have senses that put humans to shame. Not only do they hear (yes, it's true) and smell, they can also sense the presence of water, and even an object in their space. Now new research suggests that plants can actually learn and remember.
Electronic cigarette ads are on TV. New York City is restricting e-smoking in the same way as it restricts tobacco smoking. And government data indicates that 10 percent of high school students have tried e-cigs. Now, researchers are racing to figure out how they will impact public health.
Japanese researchers say they've found a species of algae that could help decontaminate radioactive water from the crippled Fukushima nuclear power plant. But they say the plant's owners don't seem very interested in the idea.
One of the more potent reasons for saving species and the environment is that nature is where we find our most powerful medicines. For three decades, a hunt's been underway on land and sea for molecules that could help fight cancer. That hunt is winding down now in the coral reefs of Palau.