Environment

New research links cloud top appearance to the unusual phenomenon of lightning during a snowstorm.
Catherine Meyers, Editor
Pollution estimates in India highlight the need for some countries to more closely monitor the problem in nonurban areas.
Benjamin Plackett, Contributor
Researchers converted a plastic bag and bottle cap into a type of chemical used in pharmaceuticals, detergents, paints and other products.
Charles Q. Choi, Contributor
New findings suggest the famous geyser went dormant during a period of severe droughts -- a condition that could recur in a warming world.
Catherine Meyers, Editor
The animals' bodies contained pollutants not found in dolphins before.
Joel Shurkin, Contributor
A month’s worth of cool science stories, summed up.
Alistair Jennings, Contributor
Early-stage research points to bioengineering as a promising way to buy time for arid ecosystems.
Nala Rogers, Staff Writer
Study of fish personalities highlights the importance of wildlife as individuals, not just species.
Nala Rogers, Staff Writer
Superbolts unleash a thousand times more energy than typical lightning.
Inside Science Television
A month worth of cool science stories, summed up.
Alistair Jennings, Contributor
Scientists now know much more about the underground cavities in the sand that nearly killed a boy in 2013.
Catherine Meyers, Editor
Researchers are learning how to cope with the arrival of the sargassum’s “brown tide."
Rodrigo Pérez Ortega, Contributor