Savannah chimpanzees, a model for the understanding of human evolution

To prosper, most great apes need lush forests in Africa (bonobos, chimpanzees, and gorillas) or Southeast Asia (orangutans), except for some groups of chimpanzees...

Europeans in the Americas 1000 years ago

The Vikings were active in North America in the year 1021 AD. This now represents the earliest -- and only -- known year in...

Reducing plastic pollution by adding RNA-inspired ‘breaking points’

Once plastic products are used and discarded, they can linger in oceans, collecting in large 'garbage patches' and harming sea life. One potential solution,...

Zapping untreated water gets rid of more waterborne viruses

Using sophisticated microscopy and computational analysis, researchers have now validated the merit of a water purification technology that uses electricity to remove and inactivate...

Plugging into ocean waves with a flexible, seaweed-like generator

Ocean waves can be powerful, containing enough energy to push around sand, pebbles and even boulders during storms. These waves, as well as smaller,...

Large-scale census of coral heat tolerance

Florida's critically endangered staghorn corals were surveyed to discover which ones can better withstand future heatwaves in the ocean. Insights from the study help...

Urban wastes used as fertilizers contain higher PFAS than livestock manure

Because of their useful surfactant properties, per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) have been massively produced for non-stick coatings, water-repellant fabrics and firefighting foams. However,...

What’s missing from forest mortality projections? A look underground

You can't see it happening. But what goes on below ground in a forest is very important in determining its fate. In a study,...

Arctic krill use twilight to guide their daily rhythms through the polar winter

Most animals sync their body clocks to the daily rhythm of the sun, but what happens during the polar winter when the sun never...

Better silicon solar panels

Researchers are applying a new technique to identify defects in silicon solar cells that cause a drop in efficiency. The lessons learned at the...

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Gorillas, rhinos, lions and more will soon become extinct without immediate action

A report by 43 wildlife experts warns that without changes now, many of Earth's most iconic species will be lost forever. Link to full source:...

Activists say pipeline environmental assessment ‘appallingly incomplete.’

While North Carolina activists fight the Atlantic Coast Pipeline with protest songs and camera-grabbing marches, they’re also waging a quieter legal battle via the...

China Briefing, 1 July 2021: ETS launch delayed; Massive hydropower station; Coal prices to...

Welcome to Carbon Brief’s China weekly digest. We handpick and explain the most important climate and energy stories from China over the past seven days. This...

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...

Methane emissions from trees

A new study is one of the first in the world to show that tree trunks in upland forests actually emit methane rather than...