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Racism in Nature

Scientists confirm 6 links between race and air pollution

A positive trend in decreasing air pollution masks glaring racial disparities.

SOS

11 vital climate lessons from 2021 to help you through 2022

This year will be pivotal.

Light as a feather

Revealed: A beautiful connection between birds’ appearances and their behavior

Science

Listen: Ethereal fish songs reveal a vital oceanic resilience to climate change

A new study shows how collected audio recordings can tell a different and much more hopeful story of recovery among the world's coral reeds.

Rise of Man

A bizarre technique reveals new insight into the evolution of ancient humans

Archaeologists are breaking new ground — and eggshells.

Science

Climate change is robbing us of this one amazing part of nature

The benefits we gain from being in nature are likely to be changing too.

Innovation

Why one Nordic country offers a model for a future without air travel

Air travel is often presented as desirable, despite its high environmental cost.

Science

Climate change is bringing destructive new invaders to Antarctica

Antarctica needs protecting.

Ribbit

Scientists see a strange — and worrying — climate change effect in frogs

It's not a good sign.

City Living

Is planting trees good for cities? Why this question misses an essential truth

This is a two-way street.

Nature Watch

Does nature have legal rights? The answer is not as simple as you think

Recent court cases in the US and Latin America bring up a contentious question: Does nature have legal standing in a court of law?

Science

A 418-year-old revelation could light up future cities

Bike lanes and homes could soon glow like a Halloween decoration — for the environment.

Reel Science

The best post-apocalypse movie of 2021 reveals one vital reason we need A.I.

In Finch, Tom Hanks relies on a robot that predicts superstorms. IRL scientists are working on similar technology.

Crisis

Will primates become extinct? 7 experts explain the looming threat

Primates are finding it difficult to adapt to habitat loss and climate change, leading to population declines and prompting worries about their extinction.

Countdown

What did COP26 actually accomplish?

Here are 11 decisions made in Glasgow that could slow the climate crisis — really!

Science

An obscure Darwin idea could be key to solving the climate crisis

It has taken a century and a half to make people take Darwin’s proposal seriously and apply it to trees.

Breeding Grounds

Meet the ginormous fish colony lurking beneath Antarctic ice

Just an average day in the deep sea.

Racism in Nature

Scientists confirm 6 links between race and air pollution

A positive trend in decreasing air pollution masks glaring racial disparities.

Science

How to save birds: 4 easy steps to make your backyard a sanctuary

Many of the species in our gardens and on balconies are under threat.

SOS

11 vital climate lessons from 2021 to help you through 2022

This year will be pivotal.

Innovation

Researchers still can't decode this enigmatic 253-year-old Polynesian map

This island-filled chart has puzzled scholars for more than 250 years.

Science

Why don’t we throw our trash into a volcano? The fiery science explained

This is the burning issue.

Science

Insect art: Why some artists opt for invertebrate inspiration

Throughout history and across cultures, insects have inspired artists and challenged viewers to shift their perspective

Innovation

Why do people get lead poisoning? Earth scientists explains what to look for

... and how it could soon change for the better.

Science

4 reasons mistletoe is the Grinch of plants

Best known as a holiday trimming, the parasitic plant is a botanical luminary in its own right.

Light as a feather

Revealed: A beautiful connection between birds’ appearances and their behavior

Skunky

Why does cannabis smell? The answer might not be what you think

As always, science has a surprising answer.

Science

Why the climate conditions driving huge winter tornadoes demand your attention

This is extreme.

Ocean Breeze

Sea spray could be dousing you in toxic "forever chemicals" — study

Scientists reveal chemicals known as PFAAs, are being transported across long distances on sea spray, thereby entering the atmosphere and impacting human health.

Origin of Life

How did life arise? New study offers fundamental evidence for a disputed theory

Meet LUCA, the ancestor you never knew you had.

Science

What do fish do at night? 588 marine species reveal something surprising

From fish to plankton, meet the underwater commuter class.

Science

The environmental movement gets one existential fact wrong about nature

Humanity has been shaping the planet for far too long.