World population may reach 11 billion by 2100
June 14, 2013, 11:20 a.m. by Tia Ghose, LiveScience
As Africa's population continues to rise, a new statistical analysis estimates the population to be 800 million more people than previously calculated.
How the U.S. is getting back in the rare-earth mining race
June 13, 2013, 1:50 p.m. by Becky Oskin, LiveScience
These critical elements are abundant in Alaska's Bokan Mountain, but extracting them could be a long and difficult process.
MIT researchers develop world's most accurate solar potential software for rooftops
June 6, 2013, 3:41 p.m. by Shea Gunther
The Mapdwell project at MIT combines Google Maps, solar power data and some smart algorithms to calculate the costs and benefits of installing solar panels.
EKG for the planet: New ecology network to monitor Earth's health
April 23, 2013, 11:41 a.m. by Douglas Main, LiveScience's OurAmazingPlanet
The system will be fully operational by 2017 and is expected to continue its research for 30 years.
Peer pressure may spur population growth, overconsumption
April 19, 2013, 9:56 a.m. by Tia Ghose, LiveScience
One way to combat the trend is to increase women's access to education and communication with the wider world.
Stephen Hawking predicts the imminent end of humanity on Earth
April 11, 2013, 1:34 p.m. by Melissa Breyer
The physicist says that colonization of outer space is the only way we’ll survive.
ExxonMobil's spilled oil, exploding manhole covers, and Earth's tipping point
April 5, 2013, 11:41 a.m. by Shea Gunther
Community woodworking shops become popular, insect wings microscopically shred bacteria, and the size of ExxonMobil's Arkansas oil spill grows.
Who holds the key to fresh water abundance? You
March 4, 2013, 3:21 p.m. by Wynne Parry, LiveScience
Scientists discuss how societies can ensure enough fresh water in the future in light of a growing global population and uncertainties linked to climate change.
Corporations, investors 'grabbing' land and water overseas
February 12, 2013, 12:06 p.m. by Environmental Health News
There is little international policing of land deals resulting in local farmers being forced off lands and deeper into poverty.
Is space big enough for 2 asteroid-mining companies?
January 23, 2013, 9:54 a.m. by Mike Wall, SPACE.com
Deep Space and Planetary Resources aim to split asteroid water into its constituent hydrogen and oxygen, which are the chief components of rocket fuel.
Safe seafood: How to avoid high amounts of mercury
January 14, 2013, 7:36 p.m. by Kimi Harris
You can still enjoy seafood, but make sure you buy sustainable, low-mercury options.
Contaminated culture: Native people struggle with tainted resources, lost identity
October 25, 2012, 3:20 p.m. by Environmental Health News
Toxins from oil refineries and chemical factories in Sarina's Chemical Valley are polluting vital aspects of the Anishinaabe culture.