A 19th-century surveying mistake kept lumberjacks away from what is now Minnesota's largest patch of old-growth trees.
A researcher explains a little-known niche within modern physics: animal collective behavior.
It's on a 100,000-year timescale, though, so the next few centuries might not be so comfortable.
We want to fight invasive species. But to wage a war, you have to know who your enemy is.
Environmental activists want us to feel "flight shame" if we can take a train, instead. But this isn't entirely realistic, even in Europe.
Overwintering is profoundly stressful for trees. So why do they bother?
Many countries just ship their plastic waste overseas.
"Ghost gear" leads to hundreds of thousands of animal deaths.
Many animals engage in “zoopharmacognosy” or self-medication.
You could become plant food.
Economic growth is more about quality than quantity.
Flashy desalination technology is more costly and cumbersome than many other solutions.
Based on product labeling claims, scientists hypothesized that green cleaners were less toxic. They were wrong.
Pando is a stand of aspen in Utah that is 14,000 years old and weighs 12 million pounds. Humans threaten to end its long reign.
The monsoon rains were not always so reliable.
A medical entomologist points to metabolism, body odor, and mindset.
Should you blast the A/C even when you're not at home?
Here’s how to appreciate them from a distance.
"When you see me, weep." When rivers dry up in Central Europe, "hunger stones" with ominous inscribed warnings from centuries past reappear.
EV charging stations are the most widespread alternative to gas and diesel pumps. Each alternative has its own hotspots and "deserts."
Some artifacts drown in shipwrecks, others are taken by the tide. Many others will vanish as a result of climate change and rising sea levels.
In paint form, the world's "whitest white" reflects so much light that surfaces become cooler than the surrounding air.
The zebras were originally part of a newspaper tycoon's private zoo. Now they roam the San Simeon grasslands, growing in numbers.
Deliveries of the $250k Lightyear 0 will start in November 2022.
Cement production currently accounts for 8% of global carbon emissions.
Livestock now outweighs wild mammals and birds ten-fold.
Some ozone experts seriously doubt the findings.
Scuba divers often appear to be swimming through a calm and muffled universe. This couldn't be farther from the truth.
A marine scientist explains the threat of the Loop Current, a 800-pound gorilla of Gulf hurricane risks.
Genetic analysis reveals that a specimen collected in 2019 is the same subspecies as one caught more than a century earlier.