It’s never too early to start setting wildfire records in our warming world. Though it’s not even the end of April, the UK has already seen more major wildfires this year than in any previous year. It takes the title from [checks notes] last year.
It’s been well documented that while climate change affects everyone, its impact is not evenly shared. In the U.S., black and Latinx communities have been disproportionately hit by environmental disasters like storms and flooding; and a number of recent reports have found even the air they breathe isn’t safe.
Coral reefs line shores around the world, but they’re sometimes tough to spot because well, they’re underwater. Now, a group of researchers has found that satellite imagery is capable of mapping reefs on a global scale. They’ve used the technology, along with field studies, to create the world’s most thorough coral…
A decent level of physical fitness, a fondness for climbing, an intimate knowledge of giant old-growth tree species, and being handy with a crossbow: If you possess this most unusual of skill sets, then tree-climbing botanist may be the job you never realized you were born to do.
Photographs taken by citizen scientist scuba divers show that female sand tiger sharks develop an affinity to certain shipwrecks off the coast of North Carolina—a finding that could prove useful to conservation efforts.
Another month, another wild heat record. Vietnam set its all-time national high temperature over the weekend with the mercury cracking 110 degrees Fahrenheit. So yeah, global warming. It’s still happening.
We live in an era of accelerating climate change, and the Greenland ice sheet is Exhibit A. A rapid meltdown is occurring due to rising temperatures, and the rate of loss is quickening.
Confession: I hate Earth Day.
When we celebrated Earth Day in elementary school, we learned about the Three Rs: reduce, reuse, and recycle.
Washington state may soon become the first in the country to allow its citizens to legally turn their bodies into compost after they die.
For the past few years, I’ve watched the rising popularity of meal kits from companies like Blue Apron and HelloFresh with deepening skepticism. Stuffed with refrigerator packs and individually wrapped ingredients, festooned with farm-to-table marketing and recycling symbols, these conveniently packaged dinners seemed…
There was this moment last year when I was sitting in the quietest place in the U.S. and a plane flew overhead, breaking the cocoon of natural sound. It was the sonic emulation of the world we’re creating, writ large. Humanity has crept into every nook and cranny of the planet, and now we’re being forced to confront…
Packed alongside supplies and equipment bound for the International Space Station on an otherwise routine SpaceX resupply run, something rather special is headed to orbit next week: a refrigerator-sized instrument that’ll measure the glow of Earth’s plant life.
It’s been the summer of love for kakapo parrots in New Zealand. Some of the most endangered birds on the planet spent the summer down under getting busy, and conservation scientists report that a record-long birth season has helped bolster the bird’s numbers.
“Decarbonize the buildings” may be among the least sexy phrases ever written. But it’s a wildly important thing to do if cities are to have any hope of addressing climate change.
If movies were scientifically accurate, here’s how Jaws would pan out: As the film’s signature theme begins to play, a black dorsal fin slinks around the water’s surface. Great white sharks flee in fear as the camera reveals the true menace: a killer whale.
Thrifters know: Not all used clothes are cute. Finding those hidden treasures among the racks of clothes at their local consignment shop can be tiring. Now, actress Olivia Wilde is trying to make our lives a bit easier by finding the cute used clothes for us and adding a little extra to them as part of her new…