Environment

Many tents of all sides on the Khumbu glacier.

Khumbu Authorities Try to Curb Luxuries At Everest Base Camp

Individual tents with furniture and ensuite bathrooms, huge lounge...
A rendering of Snowball Earth

Why Did the Earth Turn into a Snowball?

Until now, no one was sure why the Earth...
green lichen with black protruding strands

Lichen Survives on Outside of International Space Station

To ask if you could live outside the International...
smiley balloon floating in a marsh

The Innocent Destroyers: How Balloons Kill Wildlife

Your balloons don't float up to heaven. They go...
Amazonian petroglyphs

Amazon Drought Reveals Ancient Rock Faces

The Brazilian Amazon is struggling through such a severe...
volcano erupting

Lava-Chasers and Volcanic Tourism

Lava-chasers flock to the world's most active volcanoes, risking...
a hand throwing two dice

Almost Impossible: What Are The Odds?

Humans are often pretty bad at understanding probability. If...
patagonia-hay-home

Patagonia Team Builds Hay-Bale Homes With Yvon Chouinard

This article was originally published on GearJunkie. Yvon Chouinard may...
A man admires a view of the Himalayas in Ladakh.

Himalaya in Peril: Report Predicts 80% of Glaciers Will Melt by 2100

A new report has found that glaciers in the...
the outsider

Weekend Warm-up: 50 Years of Solitude For ‘The Outsider’

How much do we really want solitude? It's not a...
a rock composed partly of ocean plastic

Scientists Find ‘Plastic Rocks’ on Remote Turtle Refuge

Scientists say they have discovered rocks made of plastic...
view of satellites orbiting Earth

Are Satellite ‘Mega-Constellations’ Ruining Our Night Skies?

The growing number of Earth-orbiting satellites has produced a...
trees in a forst

Do Trees Really Network Via a ‘Wood-Wide Web’?

The idea that trees communicate and share resources via...
white-throated kingfisher

Field Guides To Bird Feathers: A Next-Level Tool for Birdwatchers

Ever since Roger Tory Peterson came out with the...
algae bloom

Did Tree Roots Trigger Ancient Extinctions?

In Earth's Devonian Period, which lasted from 419 to...
Hiker near the top of Kilimanjaro, with glacier remnant

Africa’s Last Glaciers Will Vanish By 2050, UNESCO Says

The glaciers in a third of UNESCO World Heritage...

Video: Orcas Hunt Great White Sharks in South Africa

Question: What does a marine apex predator that hunts...
devils hole

Cave Pool in Death Valley Works as Worldwide Earthquake Gauge

Deep in the Nevada desert lies a pool of...
death road animals

Bolivia’s ‘Death Road’ Becomes a Haven for Wildlife

An abandoned Bolivian road now brims with wildlife, proving...
A river of plastic garbage in the ocean

Science Links of the Week

A passion for the natural world drives many of...

Science Links of the Week

A passion for the natural world drives many of...

Science Links of the Week

Elks are too smart for their own good: Elk...

Weekend Warm-Up: Treeline

For thousands of years, trees have given us wood...

World’s Largest Fish Hatchery Found off Antarctica

On the sea floor of Antarctica's Weddell Sea, researchers...

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