Environment

Mountains of waste could lead to new US manufacturing, jobs

Mountains of waste could lead to new US manufacturing, jobs

Waste material from the paper and pulp industry soon could be made into anything from tennis rackets to cars. "We have overcome one of the...
Some forests have been hiding in plain sight

Some forests have been hiding in plain sight

A new estimate of dryland forests suggests that the global forest cover is at least 9% higher than previously thought. The finding will help reduce...
Believe you can stop climate change and you will

Believe you can stop climate change and you will

If we believe that we can personally help stop climate change with individual actions -- such as turning the thermostat down -- then we...
Not even the Himalayas are immune to traffic smog

Not even the Himalayas are immune to traffic smog

Smog from cars and trucks is an expected health hazard in big cities, but researchers from the University of Cincinnati found pollution from truck...
Some-- but not all -- corals adapting to warming climate

Some– but not all — corals adapting to warming climate

A new WCS study reveals evidence that some corals are adapting to warming ocean waters - potentially good news in the face of recent...
India’s outsized coal plans would wipe out Paris climate goals

India’s outsized coal plans would wipe out Paris climate goals

India will not be able to meet its Paris climate agreement commitments in the coming years if it carries through with plans to construct...
West Virginia groundwater not affected by fracking

West Virginia groundwater not affected by fracking, but surface water is

Accidental spills of fracking wastewater pose a threat to local streams. Fracking has not contaminated groundwater in northwestern West Virginia, but accidental spills of fracking...
A plastic-eating caterpillar: New solution to plastic pollution

Plastic-eating caterpillar: New solution to plastic pollution

Generally speaking, plastic is incredibly resistant to breaking down. That's certainly true of the trillion polyethylene plastic bags that people use each and every year. But...
To fight climate change, try one of these diets

To fight climate change, try one of these diets

Healthier people mean not only less disease but also reduced greenhouse gas emissions from health care. Changing your diet, therefore, could be a way...
BP oil spill did $17.2 billion in damage to natural resources

BP oil spill did $17.2 billion in damage to natural resources

The 2010 BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill did $17.2 billion in damage to the natural resources in the Gulf of Mexico, a team of...