The fossil fuel era won't last forever. And a new set of countries will find their reserves of lithium, copper and rare earth metals are in high demand.
Oysters aren't just good for a feed. They also give a vital boost to coastal ecosystems, which is why efforts are underway to restore Australia's once-abundant oyster reefs to their former glory.
Nightvision, ejectable stomachs and regrowable arms mean starfish are more than meets the eye.
The history of the rubber 'boom' reveals why.
To save the orangutans we must both protect their forests and stop any hunting and killing within them.
Ultra-violet (UV) light can destroy a fungus that's devastating the animals in North America.
Millions of tonnes of plastic garbage winds up in our oceans each year. Voluntary pledges haven't worked. It's time for Canada to advocate for an international plastics treaty.
Future initiatives for conservation mainly depend on the proper co-ordination of scientists, governments, conservation groups and the media, especially when corruption is close by.
Reducing the need for trucking by delivering some packages with electric drones could save fuel, and potentially carbon emissions. But how much and in what circumstances?
Natural gas is widely viewed as a clean fuel, but methane, its main component, is a powerful greenhouse gas. Two experts propose a plan for detecting and cutting methane leaks across North America.
The Olympic Games are an ideal venue to showcase new ideas to world. In a world where reducing carbon emissions is a priority, could the Olympics be doing more?
The competition to father young is often most intense behind the scenes.
New research suggests politics and risk perception may explain why the US and Caribbean see climate change so differently, though both places are ever more vulnerable to powerful hurricanes.
African governments must focus on developing and supporting highly-skilled water professionals.
A few thousand fake ducks, a group of experienced wildlife spotters and a drone have proven the usefulness and accuracy of drones for wildlife monitoring.
Hydroponics and aquaponics are already being used by the agriculture industry – is it time urban farmers got on board?
Many Puerto Ricans are happy to see their broke power utility sold off to whoever can get the lights turned back on. But privatizing the island's energy grid may bring more problems than relief.
One of the major scenes of a potential water crisis and conflict is the Nile River.