Report: U.S. labels on plastics mislead the recycling public

Report: U.S. labels on plastics mislead the recycling public

The "Circular Claims Fall Flat" study says firms violate U.S. labeling rules because plastic products aren't actually recycled.

Bumblebees are feeling the heat of climate change

Bumblebees are feeling the heat of climate change

Warming temperatures are primarily to blame for the dramatic decline in bumblebee numbers, scientists say.

Invasive snails could help beleaguered coffee farmers

Invasive snails could help beleaguered coffee farmers

Asian tramp snails, as their name suggests, are originally from Asia. Yet they are now widespread throughout tropical and subtropical

They swept Melbourne’s curbs. They found ocean plastic.

They swept Melbourne’s curbs. They found ocean plastic.

Much of “road dust” comes from our vehicle tires. Scientists say it's ending up as ocean plastic.

A new project promises to make sustainable living affordable

A new project promises to make sustainable living affordable

By living in cities we often have to choose between livability, sustainability and affordability. Then agan, maybe not.

Scientists generate plenty of power from falling raindrops

Scientists generate plenty of power from falling raindrops

There is now a way to generate enough power from a single drop of rain to light up 100 small

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Is the mining industry about to clean up its act?

The global mining industry is not doing enough to reduce harmful emissions, but there is a change coming.

Mass tourism is a curse on the planet. It doesn’t have to be

Mass tourism has been a blessing for billions of people worldwide. It has hardly been a blessing for the environment.

Human body temps are lower, and the reasons are intriguing

“Physiologically, we’re just different from what we were in the past,” says Dr. Julie Parsonnet of Stanford University.

After new viral outbreak, China must ban wildlife meat once and for all

“The simplest way to prevent such infectious diseases is to stay away from wildlife," an expert said.