Children who play outside more likely to protect nature as adults

Protecting the environment can be as easy as telling your kids to go outdoors and play, according to a new study.

Nanotube film may resolve longevity problem of challenger solar cells

Researchers have lengthened the lifetime of perovskite solar cells by using nanotube film to replace the gold used as the back contact and the...

From entanglement to invasions of alien species: the harm caused by marine litter

Marine litter is a threat to the marine ecosystem, human health and economic activities. A new report sheds light on the many effects of...

Extensive ice cap once covered sub-Antarctic island of South Georgia

The sub-antarctic island of South Georgia -- famous for its wildlife -- was covered by a massive ice cap during the last ice age,...

Big bat find in Alberta’s boreal forest

Biologists have announced the discovery last month of the largest Alberta bat hibernation site (based on estimated bat count) ever recorded outside of the...

The carbon dioxide loop

Marine biologists quantify the carbon consumption of bacterioplankton to better understand the ocean carbon cycle.

Hawaiian biodiversity has been declining for millions of years

DNA analysis led some biologists to conclude that evolutionary diversification in Hawaii has yet to peak, but a new analysis shows the opposite: biodiversity...

Water conservation messaging effectiveness during California’s ongoing drought

The results of a state-wide study on the communication campaigns California has been employing to address its ongoing drought. The study looked at current...

Earth’s first example of recycling — its own crust!

Rock samples from northeastern Canada retain chemical signals that help explain what Earth's crust was like more than 4 billion years ago.

Is spring getting longer? Lengthening ‘vernal window’

When spring arrives, temperatures begin to rise, ice is melts, and the world around us starts to blossom. Scientists sometimes refer to this transition...

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