A new cocktail of enzymes that degrades plastic faster is a step to fully recycling soda bottles and other waste, British and American researchers said this week.
A series of research papers renews hope that the long-elusive goal of mimicking the way the sun produces energy might be achievable.
Wildfire smoke spreads misery, including health problems, far beyond fire zones. We have key facts and tips.
Years of observations in central Italy show that more carbon dioxide percolates through Earth’s crust during periods of strong seismic activity.
Warming soils in the tropics could cause microbes to release carbon dioxide from storage. One scientist called the finding “another example of why we need to worry more.”
Also this week, health benefits from cutting emissions
Scientists expect emissions, driven by fossil fuels and agriculture, to continue rising rapidly.
The climate scientist Maureen Raymo is leading the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory at Columbia. She has big plans for science, and diversity, too.
Some conservationists say the recent die-off in Botswana could be natural, but others expressed more concern.
Surface air temperatures at the bottom of the world have risen three times faster than the global average since the 1990s.