Why big animals can't take a little rain.

Melting from glaciers and permafrost was not kind to the large animals of the last Ice Age. The persistent moisture turned grasslands into peatlands and...

Slight climate shifts can affect optimum water use in plant communities

A new discovery is providing scientists a better understanding of how rainfall is shared beneficially by the plant community and the human population, in...

A record number of Americans watched the 2017 solar eclipse — and sought science...

The 2017 total solar eclipse spurred a flurry of interest about solar eclipses, according to the final report of a survey led by the...

Pollution: A possible end to ‘forever’ chemicals

Synthetic chemicals known as per- and polyfluoroalkyls, or PFAS, contain bonds between carbon and fluorine atoms considered the strongest in organic chemistry. Unfortunately, the...

Every spot of green space counts

An international study of parks and gardens finds even the humble roadside verge plays an important role in the environment and for our health.

Amazon landscape change study highlights ecological harms and opportunities for action

A major study into landscape changes in the Brazilian Amazon sheds new light on the many environmental threats the biome faces -- but also...

EU says to beef up climate diplomacy to save Paris agreement

BRUSSELS EU foreign ministers on Monday said the bloc would strengthen diplomacy to promote the fight against climate change in the face of a...

VIDEO: 'Difficult slog' ahead to undo Obama climate legacy, says former EPA chief.

JUDY WOODRUFF: And now let’s hear from the prior administrator of the EPA, who essentially led much of President Obama’s efforts during his second...

The carbon footprint of crime has fallen, study finds

A study has found that the carbon footprint of crime over the last 20 years has fallen.

Photos suggest rhino horns have shrunk over past century, likely due to hunting

By scrutinizing over a century's worth of photos, University of Cambridge researchers have made the first ever measurements that show rhinoceros horns have gradually...

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