Energy companies are drilling through the fibre of local communities.
A researcher looking at the social impacts of shale gas developments, explains why there's much more to the Blackpool tremors than just ground movements.
The Gila monster gave humans a treatment for diabetes. What other medical miracles are we losing by failing to protect wildlife and ecosystems?
Only a quarter of Christmas jumpers are reused.
Our research shows that, millions of years from now, fossilised chicken bones will mark the era of human domination.
Green activists are fighting save us all – so why do their sacrifices warrant punishment?
The gilets jaunes protests show we need to fight inequality for a just transition to a low-carbon society.
Climate change will affect the nutrition of seaweeds eaten by billions of people around the world.
Brexit may be an unexpected boon for the UK's climate leadership. Here's how the UK can seize the initiative.
Integrating trees into farming systems can improve farming, help the environment, and boost animal welfare too.
Climate change, pollution and illegal fishing by foreign boats is threatening the livelihoods of millions of people.
The unpopular badger cull has had only 'modest' success in reducing bovine TB, according to a recent report. What would an alternative approach that was effective and humane look like?
A recent spate of attacks have left local people scared for their safety in rural Madagascar, threatening vital conservation work in the nearby rainforest.
African countries are sure to face more flooding in the future, they need to adapt or risk loosing the progress that's already been made
Pink pigeons may make more charismatic subjects for our adoration, but their feral relatives who keep us company in towns and cities are just as deserving.
Much of our scientific knowledge comes from just two regions in Alaska and Sweden.
Valuing nature is hardly natural.
The realities of climate change look bleak, but is relying on a climate engineering project like solar radiation management the answer?
The 1967 Forestry Act is a barrier to integrated forest management in England & Wales.
Sahia and her husband hoped to start a life in Singpur, a village in Bangladesh. But the riverside community found climate change made putting down roots impossible.
If animals are dying from a human-induced threat, then surely we have a responsibility to help them.
The two countries have successfully collaborated on electricity supply for 11 years, but could Brexit pull this unique UK-Ireland innovation apart?
When the Aral Sea dried up, it was called the "world's worst environmental disaster". We're witnessing its equivalent in Africa.
Academics from different disciplines come Head to Head in this series to tackle topical debates.
It can actually be very tricky to define a species, but in the 1900s, scientists found a pretty good way.
Scientists have predicted four supercontinent scenarios - but which is the most likely?
The UK's "illegal" backup power subsidy scheme effectively subsidised fossil fuel power generation. Lets use the hiatus to build a more flexible, low carbon energy system.
Games have come a long way since their genesis in the 1970s. Today, games designers consult with ecologists and other experts to create worlds that feel alive and real.
Extreme climatic events are harming plant communities in the Arctic. The resulting colour change is bad news for the region's carbon storage.
Mean annual air temperature on Everest is –13°C at 7,000 metres elevation, and yet the ice in its highest glacier is only –3.3°C.
The slaughtered tigers were not bred in zoos, yet their story should put captive breeding in general into question.
Dust storms look spectacular but are a serious health hazard. As climate change dries up many areas of the world, what can we expect from these storms in future?
Holding authors responsible functions as part of academic quality control – without it we cannot hold authors accountable for shoddy research or the moral consequences of their publications.
The life-or-death drama of the lion pride will captivate viewers, but the show may not go on without funding to conserve these species.
A guide to the battle for the future of farming.
Rockstar Games's latest release has set a new precedent for realism, but living the "every day" in games can easily test our patience.
To lessen the impacts of flash flooding in dry regions like Jordan, we need to educate local authorities on how best to manage their water.
The truth is hard to stomach, but meat consumption is taking us towards global ecocide.
Mangrove forests grow in the tidal lagoons of tropical coastlines and they could actually benefit from climate change. Here's what that means for us.
Drones can be the best way to study animals but only if used responsibly.
Conservation surveillance can generate fear and anger among local people.
Replacing wind turbines could significantly increase Britain's power output.
Brexit is a looming crisis but the ensuing chaos is an opportunity to create a radical alternative vision for the UK. Degrowth is the future we need.
The movement to kickstart a radical transformation of our society has begun. For the sake of our children – and their children – it must succeed.
How science can resist in times of Bolsonism.
Even when birds are not flying in a flock, they may observe each other to sense the world around them.
We need to learn to coexist with wildfires the way many ecosystems do. We won't protect lives in the long term by trying to stamp the fires out.
Calls to ban palm oil could get a very different response among people who live in the same forests as orangutans.
Boycotting palm oil would increase production of other crops, such as soy, which actually require more land.
The Maldives may end up with perfect conditions for reef island building, but no new coral to build islands with.
Coral reefs are in trouble, but other marine species are also feeling the strain but are off the conservation radar.
Sphagnum moss made ideal field dressings for wounded soldiers.
Although fracking has been given the green light it's still not known how common felt earthquakes may become and if communities are willing to accept them
A new study claims that wind turbines kill enough birds of prey that they are effectively an 'apex predator'.
Bitcoin may have a large carbon footprint, but cleaner digital currencies aren't going to prevent an environmental disaster.
A new law means the Shetland Isles must now be placed in their true location – but mapping experts aren't entirely convinced.
The WWF's report avoids the C-word – here's why that matters.
Experiments into the effectiveness of conservation can help us learn what works best.
Vast 'underwater meadows' would lock up lots of carbon.
A new report by the WWF finds 60% losses in vertebrate populations since 1970.
Don't let Bjorn Lomborg's cherry-picked statistics fool you.
British troops allegedly killed 24 unarmed villagers in Batang Kali in 1948, but the government still refuses a public inquiry.
There are lots of places where it's much, much hotter than the Sun. And the amazing thing is that this heat also makes new atoms - tiny particles that have made their way long ago from stars to us.
People may be more willing to share scarce resources they really need than apocalyptic Hollywood movies may suggest.
This election may be the spark needed for a radical environmental politics.
Bombarding people with scientific information has little effect. Something else is needed to jolt us out of our current climate trajectory.
Distinct subspecies means each type of tiger is specially adapted to its environment.
Many will switch to less healthy diets as imported food becomes more expensive, says new research.
Dropping leaves might seem like a waste, but plants are actually saving nutrients.
Compressed air energy storage on an industrial scale could help boost renewables.
New research shows how two types of common UK crabs will respond to increasing carbon dioxide and seawater dilution.
Green spaces can help to address loneliness. But they are highly vulnerable to austerity.
A recent study found that 55% of the world’s oceans are fished, but a simple number can't tell the whole story.
Research finds removing plastic from the ocean has huge economic benefits, even if there is little money to be made doing so.
The UK is home to more than 3,600 apple varieties - but they can't be told apart by look or taste alone.
Field samples, satellite measurements and isotopic data have shed new light on corals' eating habits.
A movement built on inequality can also perpetuate that same inequality.
Droughts and heat waves are bad news for a key ingredient in beer.
Energy-efficient water supply is a wicked problem – and we might have found a way to solve it.