Posts in: Environment

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Where wildfires and climate scientists meet

Where wildfires and climate scientists meet

A chemist flies through smoke plumes to better understand global warming

By | Posted April 13, 2015

The eyes and ears of Newtown Creek

The eyes and ears of Newtown Creek

A community restores vitality to a superfund site in New York City

By | Posted April 8, 2015

Keeping barnyard sludge under control

Keeping barnyard sludge under control

Cows munching grass instead of corn could cut nitrogen pollution

By | Posted April 3, 2015

Costa Rica is all green in 2015

Costa Rica is all green in 2015

An all-renewable future isn’t as far away as you might think

By | Posted March 25, 2015

Could a weird ice machine solve California’s energy problems?

Could a weird ice machine solve California’s energy problems?

Probably not, but it can store energy in the form of ice, which is pretty cool

By | Posted February 18, 2015

For Midway Atoll’s birds, plastic is the main dish

For Midway Atoll’s birds, plastic is the main dish

The debris littering this historic island is just a tiny part of a global littering problem

By | Posted February 9, 2015

Not just a hospital problem anymore

Not just a hospital problem anymore

Even animals that live far from humans are developing resistance to antibiotics, alarming puzzled researchers

By | Posted December 11, 2014

Natural history museums: fact or fiction?

Natural history museums: fact or fiction?

It’s tempting to view natural history dioramas as pure representations of fact — but these displays may be shaped by cultural assumptions and theatrical urges

By | Posted December 3, 2014

The Mountain Pine Beetle: a deadly artist

The Mountain Pine Beetle: a deadly artist

The Mountain Pine Beetle kills trees and paints them blue from Mexico to Canada

By | Posted November 24, 2014

The fly — household pest, or environmental hero?

The fly — household pest, or environmental hero?

Housefly larvae help scrub antibiotics from manure at factory farms

By | Posted November 17, 2014

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