Biologists and conservationists from across Vermont were in Burlington on Thursday for a conference celebrating the 40th anniversary of the state’s Endangered Species Act and Vermont’s experience protecting its most vulnerable plants and animals.
A few weeks ago, as cyclists and pedestrians passed a certain point on the main street in the town of Lillestrøm, Norway, they were pulled over by local officials - not to be ticketed or warned about wearing a bike helmet, but to be handed cash.
Downstream from Wellness Drive in the heart of Anchorage's busy and ever-expanding University-Medical District, the city's most abused creek was showing signs of healing itself this fall. There was no hiding that this was very much an urban stream. The salmon didn't care. They were everywhere in this stretch.
A compost experiment that began seven years ago on a Marin County ranch has uncovered a disarmingly simple and benign way to remove carbon dioxide from the air, holding the potential to turn the vast rangeland of California and the world into a weapon against climate change.
Here, on one of the Netherlands’ northernmost islands, windswept Texel, surrounded by encroaching ocean and salt marshes that seep sea water under its dykes and into ditches and canals, an enterprising farmer has taken the radical step of embracing salt water instead of fighting to keep it out. And now he thinks he might just help feed the world.
Boyan Slat is a 20-year-old on a mission - to rid the world's oceans of floating plastic. He has dedicated his teenage years to finding a way of collecting it. But can the system really work - and is there any point when so much new plastic waste is still flowing into the sea every day?
The World Health Organization declared the West African nation of Senegal to be free of Ebola on Friday, a rare success in dealing with a deadly virus that has rampaged uncontrolled in neighboring countries and prompted alarm around the world.
Commercial oyster fishing could now become a very real prospect off the Swansea coast. Experts had long believed the oysters could no longer flourish there because of pollution and climate change – but twelve months on, they are flourishing.
Drums throbbed and the sacred circle of life was on display last week at what the Kootenai Tribe hopes will be the rebirth of sturgeon and burbot, at a ceremony dedicating a massive new 35,000-square foot hatchery for propagating and rearing both species.
The nation's largest generation — the so-called "millennials," born between 1983 and 2000 — have shown less dependence on driving to get around in recent years and aren't likely to change their ways, according to a new study released Tuesday.
Less familiar is the illumination revolution LED bulbs have helped set off in the developing world. For a growing proportion of the more than one billion people who live without reliable sources of electricity, LED lights, in tandem with solar panels, have been a godsend.
Copenhagen was the first large city to start a bike-share program. Now that there are well over 500 cities with bike sharing, the Danish capital—which brands itself as the "world's cycling capital"—has reinvented bike sharing again. Its new fleet of electric, Wi-Fi-connected bikes are designed to get more non-cyclists to ride.