As the health of the Murray Darling Basin is in decline, fish ear bones recovered from ancient Aboriginal camp sites can provide vital data about river health in the past.
Kenya's death penalty proposal is not the quick fix solution to curb wildlife poaching.
We found that even when women own land, their husbands are still perceived as household heads.
New research shows what type of signs are most effective at communicating safety messages in national parks - and what not to do.
Many poachers continue to poach to improve their incomes, rather than just make ends meet.
For the first time research has quantified the global carbon footprint of tourists. It's big – and getting bigger.
According to one study, more than 8 million people per year die early from air pollution exposure.
Pollutants can increase stress levels, which in turn affects judgment and makes some people more likely to commit crime.
A US$1.6 billion dollar dam in Sumatra threatens the recently discovered and desperately imperilled Tapanuli Orangutan.
It is misguided to blame armed conflict and violence on climate change alone.
Undrinkable drinking water is just one example of how blockades and war have permeated an entire ecosystem.
The Interior Department is narrowing protection for migratory birds to cover only deliberate harm such as hunting, but not threats like development or pollution that kill millions of birds yearly.
There are more satellites than ever before, orbiting Earth and collecting data that's crucial for scientists. Why do some nations choose not to share that data openly?
Camera traps in the Batéké Plateau National Park in Gabon are showing some interesting finds.
The discovery of gold in California 170 years ago was a turning point in global history. The gold rushes are not mere historic footnotes – they continue to influence the world in which we live today.
A new international report makes for bleak reading on the state of the world's soils. It predicts that land degradation will displace up to 700 million people worldwide by mid-century.
While it is true that the poorest residents of the city are not connected to the piped water network, neither are the richest. Then what causes water inequalities?
On March 11, 2011, a nuclear disaster struck Japan. Translated testimony by the power plant's manager reveals how close the world came to a greater catastrophe -- and how much there is to be learned.
Indonesia will freeze electricity prices until the end of 2019, a presidential election year. Research shows that earlier cuts to electricity subsidies led to improved efficiency in electricity use.