Environment

Alternative sanitation systems are making use of creatures that find homes in human poop.
Nala Rogers, Staff Writer
These massive holes in the ice, known as polynyas, may appear more often as climate change advances.
Charles Q. Choi, Contributor
High-speed video shows how far one drop of water really goes.
Karin Heineman, Executive Producer
A new study highlights the magnitude of transmission lines' potential negative effects on the forest.
Joshua Learn, Contributor
Critical ecosystem’s first global height measurement could aid climate change fight.
Gabriel Popkin, Contributor
While leadership upheaval grabs headlines, the NEON project's network of observatories is quietly starting to yield results.
Nala Rogers, Staff Writer
Desalination's leftovers may negatively affect oceans and ecosystems.
James Gaines, Contributor
Omnivores' diets may depend on the amount of salt in their environments.
Nala Rogers, Staff Writer
Scientists find the signatures of war on the edge of space.
Joel Shurkin, Contributor
Climate change is warming our oceans, and that thermal energy is fueling stronger hurricanes.
Annie Roth, Contributor
Satellite images reveal widespread forest growth, but new trees won’t halt climate change and biodiversity loss.
Gabriel Popkin, Contributor
Mixtures of chemical pollutants may harm people and wildlife, even when each chemical is below its regulatory threshold.
Nala Rogers, Staff Writer