How do you clean up the world's coasts? One volunteer at a time
September 19, 2017, 7:35 a.m. by Angela Nelson
Each year, the International Coastal Cleanup brings people together to remove trash from local waterways.
Why do oak trees produce more acorns some years but not others?
September 14, 2017, 11:54 a.m. by Tom Oder
A range of factors influence acorn production, even within a 100-mile area.
'Dark matter' microbes discovered, adding 20 new branches to the tree of life
September 14, 2017, 8:56 a.m. by Bryan Nelson
The mysterious realm of our planet's microbes just got a little less dark.
Everyone wants to help rebuild Columbia River Gorge (but it's not time yet)
September 14, 2017, 7:53 a.m. by Mary Jo DiLonardo
Volunteers are eager to get boots on the ground after wildfires devastated their natural treasure.
Richard Branson's luxury island 'uninhabitable' after Hurricane Irma
September 13, 2017, 8:19 a.m. by Christian Cotroneo
The humans are OK, but what about all those exotic animals on Necker Island?
This 12,000-ton pile of orange peels is now a lush Costa Rican forest
August 31, 2017, 4:34 p.m. by Bryan Nelson
Experimental conservation project regrew pristine forest faster than anyone thought possible.
Ghost-like 'skeleton flower' turns transparent when it rains
August 29, 2017, 11:16 p.m. by Bryan Nelson
These flowers' white blossoms transform into crystal clear windows.
World's largest honey bee makes rare hallucinogenic honey
August 28, 2017, 11:03 p.m. by Bryan Nelson
Harvesters scale Himalayan cliffs to collect this rare honey known for producing a high similar to marijuana.
Shark-spotting drone will give early warning to surfers
August 28, 2017, 10:16 a.m. by Bryan Nelson
Helicopter-like aerial drones will patrol off the coast of popular Australian beaches.
Moss could be a cheap way for researchers to monitor pollution in cities
August 23, 2017, 9:46 a.m. by Noel Kirkpatrick
Moss acts like a 'bioindicator,' changing in response to pollution.