Scientists studying leaves from a forest that stood during a warm period 23 million years ago have for the first time linked high levels of atmospheric carbon dioxide with increased plant growth, as well with the high temperatures of the time.
Environment Archives - State of the Planet
How to set carbon prices that are consistent with goals of both climate experts and economists.
5G, the next generation of cellular network technology, is imminent. How will it help or harm our environment?
The Secondary School Field Research Program offers a diverse group of young people a unique opportunity to do field and laboratory research.
Interest in deep-sea mining for metals has grown substantially in the last decade. A new study argues that it poses significant risks not only to the immediate surroundings, but also to the water hundreds to thousands of feet above the seafloor.
Changes in carbon emissions, individual behaviors, and government responses will have a big impact on the environment and our ability to combat climate change.
A new study finds that investments to establish new oil palm or tree plantations seem to consistently have higher rates of forest loss than other types of activities, such as mining and logging.
A new study has identified thousands of incidents of previously rare or unprecedented extreme heat/humidity combinations in parts of Asia, Africa, Australia, South America and North America, including in the U.S. Gulf Coast region.
Driven by changing climate, a uniquely resilient organism is taking over the Arabian Sea, disrupting food chains, fisheries, oil refineries and water desalination plants.
A journalist looks back on his efforts to cover the first Earth Day.