The most dangerous element from discarded plastic waste is microplastics.
Indonesia is the world's largest producer of the seaweed that offers a solution for the global plastic crisis.
Ant colonies direct traffic flows of millions of individuals along the best routes – army ants even manage inbound and outbound lanes – but how?
Insects aren't known for having big brains, and slime moulds and fungi don't have any. So how do they solve challenges that test the ingenuity of human transport engineers?
In Delhi, middle class residents and informal recyclers joined together to oppose the privatisation of waste management.
The Environmental Justice Atlas highlights the most pertinent findings of environmental conflicts facing the world today.
The last male Northern white rhino died in February. Two females remain, but extinction seems likely.
We can't save all endangered species, but we could save some. Zoo populations will be the last hope for many threatened species.
Oil companies are pushing the world to believe they are the solution to, not the cause of, climate change.
The analysis of large amounts of ice from Antarctica’s Taylor Valley has helped scientists to tease apart the natural and human-made sources of the potent greenhouse gas methane.
Analysis of 12,000-year-old Antarctic ice reveals that methane leaks from fossil fuel extraction play a larger role than previously thought.
Disruptive technology, Ming Dynasty-style.
In pulling out of the Paris climate agreement, Donald Trump has turned his back not just on the world but on the low-carbon economy. He should pay heed to a very apt lesson from China's history.
The imperilled Tapanuli Orangutan in northern Sumatra.
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A US$1.6 billion dollar dam in Sumatra threatens the recently discovered and desperately imperilled Tapanuli Orangutan.