Rising heat in the tropics is a threat to plant seed viability

Rising heat in the tropics is a threat to plant seed viability

In the next 50 years, it's likely to become too hot for some plant seeds to germinate in the tropics.

The Mayan city of Tikal succumbed to ‘water pollution’

The Mayan city of Tikal succumbed to ‘water pollution’

“Archaeologists and anthropologists have been trying to figure out what happened to the Maya for 100 years."

Coal is less and less viable financially, experts say

Coal is less and less viable financially, experts say

A third of the planet's coal plants are already costlier to operate than building new renewable power sources.

Closure of Boat Harbour and divestment from Bristol Bay a boon to the environment

Closure of Boat Harbour and divestment from Bristol Bay a boon to the environment

In North America, two highly controversial industrial projects are coming to an end, igniting hope that the environment may see

A safe and profitable nuclear plant is closing in France. Why?

A safe and profitable nuclear plant is closing in France. Why?

A nuclear plant closes while a coal plant opens. That is hardly a welcome trade-off.

Waterborne toxic pollutants can affect fish for generations

Waterborne toxic pollutants can affect fish for generations

Endocrine disruptors mimic hormones in the body and can lead to adverse biological effects in animals.

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Jaguars are facing a grave new threat: Chinese medicine

The iconic big cats are being killed for their fangs and other body parts so they can be used in traditional Chinese medicine.

Closure of Boat Harbour and divestment from Bristol Bay a boon to the environment

In North America, two highly controversial industrial projects are coming to an end, igniting hope that the environment may see some relief.

Birds of prey swallow plenty of plastic, research finds

Birds that inhabit river banks swallow tiny bits of plastic debris at a rate of hundreds a day.

Insects may not be doomed… if we leave them be

A mass extinction is under way and many people remain oblivious to it. A reason is that it involves insects.