A hand holds small micro-plastics.
Minuscule pellets keep escaping plastic manufacturing sites, part of a bigger dilemma: How can we fix plastic waste problems amid a production boom?
A green cardboard box sits on a door stoop.
Home-delivered meal kits are booming across the globe. They send us the raw ingredients and a recipe; we cook it up. But is our lust for convenience hurting or helping the planet?
In a frame grab from a video, a monkey is hunkered over a rock in the stream, about to put food in its mouth
Scientists found the capuchin monkey using stone tools to crush food in 2018 in a wildlife preserve in Panama. Earlier this spring, researchers went back to learn more about the monkey's innovation.
Two yellow tents and a larger dome tent are staked into the snow. At the top of the image is a wing of a tiny prop plane.
A team of four researchers spent 10 days in one of the remote places on earth to scout locations for sensors that will measure the warm water that is melting the Thwaites Glacier from below.
Children hold up signs protesting climate change.
As the climate crisis escalates, researchers are looking into how mental health is being impacted by scientists' gloomy predictions of scientists.
A ma in a bright orange suit holds his left arm in the air as an elephant seal opens its mouth to bellow.
Deep-diving seals equipped with satellite-enabled temperature probes are exploring uncharted waters, gathering data to help predict how fast West Antarctica’s glaciers may melt.
Headline reads, "How can a seal track climate change?" with an animated elephant seal
Scientists are using deep-diving seals to measure a band of warm water in Antarctica that is melting glaciers.
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New Orleans native Jack Gilmore brought spicy hometown dishes like étouffée and gumbo to the menu aboard a scientific research ship. But he also learned what the warming of Antarctica might mean for his beloved city.
Linda Garcia, Goldman Prize winner
When a major export terminal project threatened to bring 360,000 gallons of crude oil per day through the Fruit Valley neighborhood of Vancouver, Washington, along the Columbia River, Linda Garcia led a long fight against the project.
a village in turkey that is about to be flooded
Archeologists believe that Hasankeyf, Turkey's history began 11,000 years ago. Today, a dam reservoir will soon place the town deep underwater.

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