'Black carbon' from rainforest fires is settling on glaciers and making them melt faster, according to new research.
Instead of allocating the Nile waters based on a fixed, perpetual water supply Ethiopia, Sudan, and Egypt must consider changes in weather patterns, among other factors.
The Great Acceleration inaugurated the Anthropocene in the 1950s. Now, a similar race for resources and space is happening in the ocean.
Nigeria recently approved the world's first GM cowpea, which provides full protection against the pod-borer Maruca, a major problem for this important crop.
Scientists were struggling to keep track of illegal fishing in international waters and the seabirds it threatened. Then they had an idea.
Many studies find microplastics have important negative effects on animals, but others don't.
Two centuries after it was first sighted by Russian explorers, Antarctica is a key site for studying the future of Earth's climate – and for global scientific cooperation.
There needs to be more awareness of the benefits of insects as food, and support for farming and markets.
As well as a stark warning about climate change, the disaster underlines the importance of wildlife monitoring.
Scientists have a new approach to understanding how pollution threatens species at risk in Canada.
The ecological costs of huge, repetitive, high-severity wildfires on ecosystems could be colossal.
Climate change will affect everyone, but women will overwhelmingly bear the greatest burden.
As the share of renewable energies in the energy mix rises, policymakers must understand how renewable energies can influence electricity prices.
The Earth has experienced five periods of mass extinction. Scientists can't quite be certain yet, but they're fairly sure we're now well into the sixth.
It's imperative that we understand what creates and sustains the delta for the future management of the system.