Researchers construct a world where nuclear energy everywhere is replaced with coal, with stark consequences for human health and the environment.
Scientists testing the quality of floodwater in a Florida city find potentially harmful bacteria.
Fires in Africa and Southeast Asia contributed to western Pacific pollution, a study finds. Prior understanding attributed hefty levels of the harmful agent and greenhouse gas to natural processes.
Critics of biofuels like ethanol argue they are an unsustainable use of land. But with careful management, next-generation grass-based biofuels can net climate savings and improve their ecosystems.
An integrated, holistic approach to detecting and characterizing cyanobacteria blooms could reduce human health risks and better direct field resources.
Satellite and ground-based measurements show a correlation between urban growth and increased levels of pollutants.
High temperatures associated with the recurring global climate pattern foster mosquito-friendly conditions that may accelerate transmission of the virus.
Restoring rivers to their free-flowing state promises a host of environmental benefits, but contaminated sediments may cloud the picture.
A study of the natural cycle of mercury reveals that humans are to blame for a five- to sixfold increase in the oceanic concentrations of the potentially toxic element.
Coupling satellite data with climate models, scientists are beginning to understand how warming temperatures and increased precipitation will affect cholera outbreaks.