Natural resources

Study suggests that if climate change continues unabated, there soon won’t be enough snow in northern Alaska for polar bears to dig birthing dens.
Nala Rogers, Staff Writer
Wood from the foundation of a 2,000-year-old building in Rome traced to a mountain forest in what is now France.
Charles Q. Choi, Contributor
A new study links increased temperatures caused by climate change to California's worsening wildfire problem.
Rodrigo Pérez Ortega, Contributor
Test of mining prowess of microbes lifted off yesterday. 
Brian Owens, Contributor
Chimps that experience the most dramatic human impacts have less behavioral diversity.
Joshua Learn, Contributor
While leadership upheaval grabs headlines, the NEON project's network of observatories is quietly starting to yield results.
Nala Rogers, Staff Writer
Populations with a variety of genes can help a species adapt to threats like diseases and climate change.
Brian Owens, Contributor
Low oxygen areas are disappearing almost a month earlier than they did 30 years ago.
Joel Shurkin, Contributor
Canadian company shows that hydrocarbon fuel made from captured CO2 could compete with fossil fuels.
Tracy Staedter, Contributor
The solution flowing through the Keystone pipeline isn't just crude oil. Scientists are now learning what that means for spills.
Brian Owens, Contributor
Rainstorms deposit sediment that hampers the effects of sunlight on lakes and rivers.
Joel Shurkin, Contributor
Citizen scientists confirm that plastic pollution is blemishing previously pristine beaches in the Arctic Ocean.
Kimberly Hickok, Contributor