People in Brazil living close to forests are 25 times more likely to catch malaria than those living near places where all the trees have been cut down, new research shows
May 23, 2013 | By Rachel Nuwer
In the western U.S., the area burned by forest fires should increase by as much as 100% by 2050
May 22, 2013 | By Colin Schultz
Yes, climate change is real. Yes, we are causing it.
May 16, 2013 | By Colin Schultz
Climate change isn't just making the North Pole warmer, it's actually changing where the North Pole is located
May 15, 2013 | By Colin Schultz
These delicate and stunning creatures are offering Smithsonian scientists a warning sign for the world's waters turning more acidic
May 14, 2013 | By Hannah Waters
A warm, dry winter has set the stage for another bad year of forest fires in the western U.S.
May 14, 2013 | By Colin Schultz
Over the past 50 years, the snow line has receded nearly 600 feet up the mountain and glaciers in the region have shrunk by 13 percent
May 14, 2013 | By Rachel Nuwer
The new well contains around 250 million barrels of recoverable oil total - or just over three percent of the oil used by the U.S. each year
May 09, 2013 | By Rachel Nuwer
28 years in just a few seconds, as seen from space
May 09, 2013 | By Colin Schultz
We're teetering on the edge of hitting carbon dioxide levels of 400 ppm, but will that be enough to change minds and policies?
May 07, 2013 | By Rachel Nuwer
From soccer balls to cookstoves, engineers are working on a range of devices that provide cheap, clean energy
May 02, 2013 | By Joseph Stromberg
While energy efficiency and green labeling is a popular marketing strategy today, this strategy can polarize some conservative customers
May 02, 2013 | By Rachel Nuwer
Ordering groceries online for delivery cuts carbon emissions by half when compared with traveling to the store by car
April 30, 2013 | By Rachel Nuwer
A new book shows how the photographer creates startling images of open-pit mines, evaporation ponds and other sites of environmental degradation
April 26, 2013 | By Megan Gambino
A giant dam across the Pacific could re-route ocean currents and melt the Arctic, and the Soviets wanted to try
April 25, 2013 | By Colin Schultz
Which penguin swims the fastest? Do penguins have teeth? Why do penguins sneeze? How is penguin poop useful?
April 25, 2013 | By Hannah Waters
Redwoods are mighty trees, but would planting more of them help combat climate change?
April 23, 2013 | By Colin Schultz
For the EPA's State of the Environment Photography Project, people are returning to sites photographed in the 1970s. They are snapping the scenes yet again—to document any changes in the landscape
April 22, 2013 | By Marina Koren
To help anticipate the next outbreak of an emerging infectious disease, scientists scrutinize our closest relatives in the animal kingdom
April 22, 2013 | By Rachel Nuwer
By combining genes from different bacteria species, scientists created E. coli that can consume fat and excrete diesel fuel
April 22, 2013 | By Joseph Stromberg