Unlocking the genetic code of certain grasses could help allergy sufferers.
Beluga sturgeon found their migration route blocked by Europe's largest hydroelectric dam.
We used 11 different satellite missions to track Antarctica’s contribution to rising sea levels.
Despite them living for up to 2,500 years, researchers have discovered several baobab trees in Africa have died. Aida Cuni Sanchez on why these trees have a special place in our world.
Illegal dumping is costing governments millions – but satellite technology could help put a stop to it.
Microplastics in seafood are well recorded but there are many other sources.
More homes, more homes, more homes. What about less elbow room instead?
Not the sort of amount you'd want to lose down the back of the sofa.
The bird faces a wave of challenges – from climate change to human hunters.
Marx believed that exploitation of workers and of nature went hand-in-hand.
Pyroclastic flows are biggest danger in these eruptions.
Children will be responsible for the future protection of our fragile planet. Their knowledge and engagement are critical.
The Environmental Justice Atlas highlights the most pertinent findings of environmental conflicts facing the world today.
Proposed reforms to the common agriculture policy (CAP) do not go far enough.
The whole island has been in common ownership for centuries, but foreign investors want individual property rights.
Two separate studies have concluded that fracking was the likely cause of a fault line rupture, precipitating the 5.5 earthquake.
Serbia was pumping out lead pollution while Britain was still in the stone age.
With less snow on the ground, weasels that turn white for winter are easier prey for foxes and wolves.
Climate change plus population growth means the city has to act soon.
Two air pollution experts analyse the government's plan.
At Kīlauea in Hawai'i, a recent volcanic eruption has created some of the most spectacular sights in nature. But also danger for those around it.
Richer countries import products but not the emissions used to make them.
The world's national parks cover an area bigger than South America. But a new survey finds that one-third of this area is subject to pressure from human developments, potentially putting wildlife at risk.
Many sacred sites such as temples, and churchyards are havens for biodiversity.
The council has considered terrorism, nuclear weapons and international crime. But it has largely ignored the climate.
Meet the first team trying to understand the secrets of Mount Everest's glaciers.
But often these new 'forests' have only grown thanks to increased deforestation abroad.
Smart technology can help the environment, preserve biodiversity and protect sensitive areas, such as national parks.
A reserve near Amsterdam lost many wild cattle and deer over the tough winter, leading to public protests. Yet this was a failure of Dutch politics rather than rewilding itself.
I analysed 15 million words written by major oil companies and found their usage of 'climate change' peaked a decade ago.
How to cut down on toxic chemicals found in common household products.
The wrecks of the German WWI fleet are home to an abundance of biodiverse marine life, now under threat from climate change.
As companies and governments attempt to intensify extraction, cultural resistance offers a space for imagining alternative futures.
The oak processionary moth established itself in the UK a decade ago, ahead of the parasitoids that would normally keep its numbers in check.
We cannot spot every shark in the ocean. But we can detect their 'environmental DNA'.
Politicians and economists call for emissions cuts while also embracing free trade – they can't have it both ways.
Some scientists want to replace 'ecosystem services' with ‘Nature’s Contributions to People’.
Undrinkable drinking water is just one example of how blockades and war have permeated an entire ecosystem.
The world needs more affordable housing with a lower environmental impact. The stabilised supermud brick could be the answer.
How to move beyond the warm words about tackling urban heat islands to doing something about them.
New director-general Helen McGrady is looking to cities for a 'radical' future at the National Trust.
It's nearly impossible to kill, so we need to start working with Japanese knotweed to control it.
There's plenty of evidence that modern swill-feeding would be safe, sustainable, and popular.
We looked at ten countries in East Africa and found poverty and politics were much more important drivers of conflict and displacement than climate change.
Indigenous communities lived in the Amazon for thousands of years without chopping down their forests.
New research finds more CO₂ can actually make most plants smaller in the long-term - but the story for crops isn't so simple.
Yet plastic itself isn't inherently evil as sometimes the environmental benefits outweigh the costs. So how to tell good plastic from bad?
Ants have an incredible instinct to help their comrades.
A shipping industry summit is exploring routes to a greener future.
Tides are the largest they have been for 250m years.
How we showed the Atlantic circulation system is its weakest for 1,600 years.
It's a policy to help the environment, so where's the evidence to support it?
Honeybees are responsible for only a third of crop pollination in Britain.
Despite various exceptions, the UK's proposed ivory ban will be among the toughest in the world.
Governments and energy firms will find it hard to generate the necessary public acceptance for such a controversial technology.
A mythical Amazonia of lost tribes or lost cities is easy to challenge on a factual basis, but such objections appear rather feeble in the face of the power of cliché.
The technology underlying Bitcoin is starting to spread its wings.
Rhino resurrection is tempting, but if humans cannot save a species in nature, what future for animals that we manufacture?
Cleaning up the oceans will require much better waste management in poorer countries.
The pioneering legislation is ten years old – and the latest science means it now does not go far enough.
East Africa Rift is undergoing a process that will see the Horn of Africa split from the rest of the continent.
Daylight savings time means our most active periods are better aligned with daylight hours.
Wrecks like the recently discovered USS Juneau reveal much about combat on the oceans.
Multiple reports have convincingly demonstrated that agroecology is the most promising pathway to sustainable food systems on all continents. But governments aren't doing enough to support it.
Plastics and microplastics in the marine environment are one of the great cause célèbre of our era. Here's what we know and don't know.
To understand what happened to our love of giant radioactive kettles, take a look at cultural theory.
Greater Manchester wants to be "zero carbon". But this sort of target raises some important questions.