In botanic gardens around the world, the reproductive future of the famously smelly plant is threatened. A new collaborative program wants to save it.
Officials from NASA and NOAA say the warming of both the planet’s air and water are driving weather disasters.
Scientists find an average of 40 microplastic particles per cubic meter of the northern water. The likely source? The synthetic clothing in our washing machines.
A lot of thermal energy is trapped in the ocean. An ex-NASA researcher has figured out how it might generate unlimited clean power for aquatic robots.
Most claims of running on “clean” electricity come with caveats, and many technologies required for round-the-clock renewable energy aren’t quite ready yet.
A small group of king penguins have appeared on Martillo Island in Argentina. How they got there, and whether they will stay, is unknown.
A new model estimates that by 2100, cities across the world could warm as much as 4.4 degrees Celsius. It’s a deadly consequence of the heat-island effect.
John Snow showed that London’s cholera outbreak arose from bad water, not the moral failings of the poor. His legacy can help tackle new problems like Covid-19.
As the Trump era wanes, there is a sense of optimism about what the accord could achieve, five years in—but only if countries meet their targets.
The high-altitude tree is vital to its ecosystem, but it’s being decimated by a fungus. Its admirers are fusing old and new methods to bring it back.