Do people best protect nature when they stand to gain from it economically, or when their love of nature is its own reward? It’s a central question in the world of conservation and sustain
Certain aquatic plants that are unusually water-repellent and oil-attracting may represent an opportunity for eco-friendly cleanup of oil spills—and removal of invasive weeds in the proces
Over the years, researchers have documented how the presence of pollinators—whose population are in decline—can increase the yields of dozens of food crops.
One of the biggest hurdles to getting more electric cars on the road is “range anxiety,” the worry people have of their car battery dying before they get to a charging station.
Most of the furor surrounding neonicotinoids, the world’s most widely-used pesticides, focuses on the harms they cause to bees.
Ah, the baffling dilemmas of the environmentally aware consumer: Local tomatoes versus organic tomatoes. Cloth diapers versus disposables. CFL versus LED light bulbs.
Farms sequester four times as much carbon as current estimates indicate.
Each car2go eliminated up to 11 privately-owned vehicles from the roads and prevented 10 to 14 metric tons of carbon dioxide emissions per year, they found.
The high seas have a new sheriff: humpback whales who protect other ocean mammals from attack.
Twelve percent of the continental U.S. coastline may be particularly vulnerable to ocean pollution carried by freshwater seeping through the ground.