Starbucks to phase out plastic straws by 2020 Starbucks to phase out plastic straws by 2020
Scientists breed coral to survive climate change Scientists breed coral to survive climate change
Millenial invents method to break down unrecyclable plastic into liquid Millenial invents method to break down unrecyclable plastic into liquid
Earth's oxygen levels rose and fell multiple times before Great Oxidation Event Earth's oxygen levels rose and fell multiple times before Great Oxidation Event
Climate action is really about public health Climate action is really about public health
Renewable energy is far less harmful to the environment than other energy sources Renewable energy is far less harmful to the environment than other energy sources
Rain gardens can prevent runoff damage to the environment Rain gardens can prevent runoff damage to the environment
Governor of Hawaii to sign sunscreen chemical ban Governor of Hawaii to sign sunscreen chemical ban
FEMA housing program for hurricane survivors ends this weekend FEMA housing program for hurricane survivors ends this weekend
Earth has more rivers than previously thought, study reports Earth has more rivers than previously thought, study reports
Young scientist invents robot to hunt ocean plastic Young scientist invents robot to hunt ocean plastic
New study explains Antartica's coldest temperature New study explains Antartica's coldest temperature
Antarctica steadily rising over time, study reports Antarctica steadily rising over time, study reports
The US and Japan refuse to sign anti-plastic pact The US and Japan refuse to sign anti-plastic pact
Rapid West Antarctic ice melt dilemma poses unprecedented threat to U.S. Rapid West Antarctic ice melt dilemma poses unprecedented threat to U.S.
Great Barrier Reef may be on its sixth near-death experience, study reports Great Barrier Reef may be on its sixth near-death experience, study reports
New York City to ban plastic straws and stirrers New York City to ban plastic straws and stirrers
Demand for avocados in Britain is causing drought in regions of Chile Demand for avocados in Britain is causing drought in regions of Chile
Human activity influences global water supply Human activity influences global water supply
Mysterious surge in banned ozone-destroying chemical shocks scientists Mysterious surge in banned ozone-destroying chemical shocks scientists
Most tropical Latin American species came from the Amazon Most tropical Latin American species came from the Amazon
Greenland ice steam has long been susceptible to climate change, study reports Greenland ice steam has long been susceptible to climate change, study reports
Scientists discover 'secret' coral garden 7,500 feet under Gulf of Mexico Scientists discover 'secret' coral garden 7,500 feet under Gulf of Mexico
Pruitt got climate briefings backed by GOP megadonors Pruitt got climate briefings backed by GOP megadonors
Hurricane Harvey was fuelled by record-breaking ocean heat, study says Hurricane Harvey was fuelled by record-breaking ocean heat, study says
Harvard scientist claims climate change could be worse than we think Harvard scientist claims climate change could be worse than we think
Global tourism leaves a huge carbon footprint, study reports Global tourism leaves a huge carbon footprint, study reports
Earth's carbon dioxide levels highest in 800,000 years Earth's carbon dioxide levels highest in 800,000 years
Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano erupts, threatens residential neighborhoods Hawaii's Kilauea volcano erupts, threatens residential neighborhoods
U.S. Department of Energy announces $19M for advanced battery technology U.S. Department of Energy announces $19M for advanced battery technology
Hawaii set to ban certain sunscreens to protect coral reefs Hawaii set to ban certain sunscreens to protect coral reefs
Hawaii bill would lead to sunscreen ban Hawaii bill would lead to sunscreen ban
Arabian sea 'dead zone' steadily getting bigger, study reports Arabian sea 'dead zone' steadily getting bigger, study reports
Another top Pruitt aide resigns from EPA Another top Pruitt aide resigns from EPA
Supervolcano eruption hinges on local plate tectonics, study says Supervolcano eruption hinges on local plate tectonics, study says
Future study seeks to analyze 'cork-like' glacier Future study seeks to analyze 'cork-like' glacier
Reductions in smog-forming emissions have slowed, study says Reductions in smog-forming emissions have slowed, study says
Collision experiment shows how water may have come to Earth Collision experiment shows how water may have come to Earth
Cold arctic water may contribute to climate change Cold arctic water may contribute to climate change
Shifting ocean circulation may have ended last ice age Shifting ocean circulation may have ended last ice age
Invasive rats have devastating effect on islands' ecosystems
Rats feast on seabird colonies which impacts islands' ecosystems, diversity and quantity of life.
Ammonia fuel cells could be valuable renewable energy commodity
Made from sun, air, and water—ammonia could power the globe without carbon emissions.
Eliminating rats could help coral reefs, study says
Researchers suggest that rat control should be a key part of coral reef conservation efforts.
Remnant of 'fireball' meteor found in Botswana
Researchers discovered a "fireball" meteor that was the fragment of asteroid 2018 LA first spotted on June 2, 2018.
Asian residents exposed to nine times the air pollution of Europeans or Americans
A new study suggests that Asian residents are experiencing a high degree of air pollution.
As demand for organics grows, Americans buy more food imports
U.S. consumers' demand for organic produce is growing by 20% a year, and while U.S. farmers struggle to catch up.
The best place to recycle electronics is at a facility designed to handle e-waste
Small electronic recycling collection centers serve consumers well.
Scientists capture Greenland glacier breaking
A new video captures an iceberg breaking off of an eastern Greenland glacier.
Source of illegal ozone-destroying emissions revealed
Investigators locate source of illegal chemical emissions.
Scientists working on resurrecting nearly extinct white rhinos
Researchers are sequencing genome of northern white rhino in effort to resurrect a virtually extinct species.
The Baltic Sea is experiencing unprecedented oxygen loss
The largest dead zone in the world in in the Baltic Sea.
Red List report now identifies 26,197 plants and animals facing extinction
Red List reports plants and animals face grave environmental threats around the world.
Global warming impact may be much greater than predicted
Just a 2 degree Celsius increase in global temperatures can have a dramatic impact.
As Arctic ice melts increased shipping traffic threatens marine animals
Studies identify the marine mammals most at risk from increased traffic.
Air pollution contributes to global diabetes, study says
A new study suggests that air pollution is connected to global diabetes risk.
Climate change predictions not including CO2 impacts, study says
New research suggests that climate change predictions aren't properly accounting for carbon dioxide impacts.
The baobab, Africa's "Tree of Life," dying out due to climate change
The baobab, a giant tree known to live for thousands of years, has been dying in unusually large numbers throughout Africa.
Global warming signs are everywhere
Recent research shows that global warming affects all parts of the natural world.
Antarctic ice loss hitting record levels, study reports
Researchers found that ice loss in western Antarctica is driving sea level rise all over the world.
Antarctic iceberg melting near Earth's equator
Warm water will likely inundate the iceberg, causing it to disintegrate.
Siphoning carbon dioxide from the air is less expensive than scientists thought
Geoengineering technology is progressing closer to commercial viability.
East Antarctica sees a lot of seismic activity, study reports
Scientists have discovered that small earthquakes commonly rumble through East Antarctica.
Volcanic eruptions leave Hawaii residents homeless
Adding to the chaos and uncertainty, scientists cannot say when the eruptions will end.
EU to ban plastic products in proposed ban
The proposed plastic ban will reduce environmental damages by over $250 billion over the next 12 years.
Harvard study estimates over 4K died in Puerto Rico due to Hurricane Maria
Their survey indicated that the mortality rate was 14.3 deaths per 1,000 residents from Sept. 20 through Dec. 31, 2017. The official government death count is only 64.
Scott Pruitt's spending for security at EPA doubles that of predecessors
Pruitt has justified the need for higher security costs by claiming he receives a higher number of death threats.
Researchers discover giant canyons in Antarctica's South Pole
Researchers have discovered massive canyons underneath the ice of the continent of Antarctica.
Hawaii volcano spews lava and toxic 'laze'
On Saturday night, eruptions from Kilauea caused a cloud of ash to billow as high as 10,000 feet into the sky.
Ozone destroying chemical detected in atmosphere for first time in 10 years
For the first time in over a decade.
NASA finds 'human fingerprints' on many areas of water-suppler change
NASA scientists suggest that many areas of regional water-supply change are connected to human activity.
Concerns rise over the increased demand for air-conditioning adding to planet-warming emissions
Greenhouse gas emissions are expected to double by 2050 due to the electricity needed to power air-conditioning units.
Global warming still likely to harm marine protected areas, study reports
Scientists have found that global warming is still on pace to harm the Earth's oceans.
Global CO2 levels highest in 800,000 years
A new study shows atmospheric CO2 levels are the highest they have ever been.
Researchers discover over 100 unknown aquatic species around Bermuda
A breakthrough discovery of over 100 new aquatic species around Bermuda confirms the existence of a new "rare light" ocean zone.
California's pollution endemic may worsen following the EPA's rollback
Sacramento ranks in the top 10 for ozone pollution in the American Lung Association's State of the Air Report.
Lyft and Uber believe they have the solution to reduce carbon emissions
The ride-hailing companies suggest that a reduction in personal vehicle ownership will contribute to carbon emission reduction.
U.S. and U.K. agencies team up to examine threats to West Antarctic ice sheet
Researchers collaborate to explore the at-risk Thwaites glacier hoping to find answers about the future of climate change.
Algorithm calculates longest straight line boat-ride around Earth
Their system also found the longest path only touching land.
Scientists discover 'Dead Zone' size of Florida in the Arabian Sea
A "dead zone" the size of Florida is threatening marine life in the Arabian Sea.
Two top Pruitt aides leave EPA as probe heats up
Two top aides to Environmental Protection Agency-administrator Scott Pruitt have elected to resign as congressional scrutiny.
Researchers document climate change's impacts on streams
A new study examines the importance of understand climate change and the streams and habitats most sensitive to its effects.
Bazilian surfer breaks record for biggest wave ever ridden
The 80-foot tall wave was as big as a skyscraper.
Breastfeeding mutation may have helped Native Americans survive freezing climates
Though adults can eat meat rich in vitamin D to compensate, babies cannot.
Gene editing may one day save coral reefs
The gene editing tool CRISPR could help make coral more resilient to climate change, raising hope for the future of reefs.
The Bajau Laut people have evolved to fit their underwater life
These nomads are the first known humans to have a genetic adaptation to diving.
Apple introduces new iPhone-recycling robot
The companies improved robotic technology recycles 200 iPhones per hours, with high-tech abilities to separate parts and components.
Corals on Great Barrier Reef irreparably damaged by global warming
Corals on the Great Barrier Reef experienced a massive die-off due to heat waves in 2016 and 2017.
Over 95 percent of world's population breathes unhealthy air, study reports
New research shows that most of the world's population is exposed to dangerous or unhealthy air.
Scientists are concerned over the rate of melting ice in Greenland's 'Dark Zone'
The Dark Zone is melting faster than other parts of the ice sheet.
Antarctic snowfall increased over the last two centuries
Researchers have discovered that snowfall in Antarctica has drastically increased.