As Amazonian forests recover, fires increase
In a deft act of ecological jujitsu, Johannes Lehmann wants to borrow an 8,000-year-old technology to interrupt the natural carbon cycle and return some of the infamous black stuff to the so
It sounds like an oxymoron, but genetic engineering is already ushering in a new brand of agriculture that slashes pesticide use and thrives in a warmer, wetter world. By Erik Vance.
For every acre of land cultivated in a high-rise urban farm, 10 to 20 acres of current cropland could go wild. By Sarah DeWeerdt.
A gang of drug-resistant infections, presumably on the run from hospitals and landfills, is cropping up in marine mammals, weaving a web of disease that extends deep into the ocean.
Whenever controversies arise that pit scientists against segments of the U.S.
Three new books dissect the anatomy of climate-change denial. By Charles Alexander.
Ocean liners fitted with gigantic kites transform offshore winds into liquid fuel for delivery at the next port
Genetically modified mosquitoes could deliver vaccines
Biologists are developing edgy new leaf shapes that give plants a leg up on climate change