Shrinking snowpack, thawing permafrost, and shifting precipitation patterns have widespread consequences. Can new technologies—and public policies—help communities adapt?
A cultural shift is underway to transform outdoor buffs into stalwarts for climate action. Will it come soon enough to save their sport?
For the first time, a study analyzes Amazon forest loss and recovery at national and subnational levels. One finding shows that new plantings offset less than 10% of emissions associated with deforestation.
What are the ethics of mining the Moon? Could humans cause environmental damage to Earth’s only satellite? And could a new Declaration of the Rights of the Moon be one way of mitigating those impacts?
The history of Earth Day has grown from its radical roots to a canopy for classroom activities.
Habitat fragmentation is splintering undeveloped areas on Earth.
Coral reefs face threats including habitat destruction, pollution, and climate change. A novel set of interventions could help them persist in rapidly degrading environmental conditions.
In the wake of a dire report on global threats to biodiversity, experts explain why the issue is so urgent, not just to the environment and to threatened species but also to people.
At a testy congressional hearing, leading experts confronted attacks on the science.
Some coral species might be better equipped to adapt to a warmer, more acidic ocean. Finding out which ones, and why, could be the key to saving reefs around the world.