We're Now Harvesting Crabs to Make Plastic
Invasive green crabs are a problem for conservationists, and now scientists in Canada will start receiving shipments of them to make biodegradable plastic cups and cutlery.
How Nationalism Set the Amazon on Fire
Letting his citizens chip away at the world’s biggest rainforest was a part of the promise Brazil's Jair Bolsonaro made to ranchers.
New, Dire Climate Models Say the Planet Warms Faster Than We Thought
Two new models say the Earth is even more sensitive to emissions than we thought, and humanity has to work even harder to meet Paris agreement targets.
A New Generation of Students Is Teaching Us How to Reduce E-Waste
In colleges and universities across the United States, students are taking classes on how to repair our electronics that normally end up as e-waste.
The Amazon Wildfires Aren't Natural. Blame Humans
As the Amazon burns, it's important to know that intense wildfires aren't natural to the largest tropical rainforest ecosystem on Earth—people are to blame.
The Amazon Is on Fire and the Smoke Can Be Seen from Space
The Amazon has been burning for weeks amid increasing deforestation. The intense smoke was detected by NASA and plunged São Paulo into darkness on Monday.
Good Job, Humans: Arctic Snow Contains Rubber and Varnish
Microplastics and fibers in the Arctic snow likely came from pollution in the atmosphere, scientists say.
The Trump Administration Just Gutted the Endangered Species Act
The Trump Administration released sweeping regulations to weaken the law credited with saving the bald eagle and the grizzly bear.
Ocean Heatwaves That Instantly Kill Coral Are Getting Worse, Scientists Warn
Marine heatwaves present “a distinct biological phenomenon” from bleaching events, and could threaten the livelihoods of half a billion people.
Scientists Expected This Underwater Mountain Range to Be Barren. They Found Life Instead
Deep-sea mountain ranges were once ravaged by intensive fishing. After decades of federal protection, scientists returned to find life.
Scientist Says Bread He Baked From 4,500 Year-Old Yeast Is Delicious
Physicist and video game designer Seamus Blackley extracted yeast from ancient Egyptian pottery and used it to make a delicious sourdough bread.
Neil deGrasse Tyson’s ‘Objectively True Information’ About Mass Shootings Is Worthless
The celebrity scientist took to Twitter to remind everyone that people die all the time, diminishing the tragedy of the weekend's mass shootings.