“Water, water everywhere, nor any drop to drink.” In these lines, Samuel Taylor Coleridge made a prescient point: while seawater is plentiful, people can survive only with fresh water. Th...
By 2030, demand for water will outstrip supply by 40%, a looming crisis that has inspired one woman to undertake an epic, 1,049 mile journey on foot.
Humans may have transformed the Sahara from lush paradise to barren desert.
When big agricultural traders team up with local organizations to promote sustainable forests, countries listen.
Experts have been predicting the demise of car ownership for a long time now. They see a future where the majority of city dwellers get from A to B on public transport, bicycles, or by re...
Geoscientists continue to debate two competing theories about how water arrived on Earth.
Minerals form a key indicator of a new human-created epoch: The Anthropocene.
A new study suggests that outdoor pollution could increase the risk of dementia.
Scientists have developed a lab-made diamond that can generate electricity and is made from upcycled radioactive waste.
They may resemble Tibetan religious stupas, but these towering ice cones could offer a practical solution to severe water shortages in India’s Ladakh region.
A year ago at the World Economic Forum in Davos, a report from the Ellen MacArthur Foundation and the World Economic Forum found that most plastic packaging is used only once; 95% of the ...
The ocean is in trouble. Its bill of health does not make for happy reading, and there is clear conclusion that human-based activities are the cause of the ocean’s decline.
We asked global experts: what is the one thing we should do now to fight back against climate change?
The link between climate change, forests, land use and economic development is one of the most urgent challenges to solve if we are to avoid costly and irreversible impacts of climate cha...
This dire prediction for the world in 2050 need not come true, argues a new report, if we take a few precautions.