Water shortages caused by drought in Iran are further compounded by failed government policies and corruption. As the crisis worsens, Iran's security forces are arresting scientists trying to help.
A new U.S.-backed initiative is promoting innovative ways to integrate nuclear power into carbon-free and renewable energy systems.
It may be counterintuitive, but a new law could make fossil fuel companies leaders in kicking carbon capture into the mainstream — and helping the environment.
Four U.S. research centers are developing technologies that can turn certain plants — such as switchgrass, poplar or sorghum — into biofuels.
A 16-year moratorium on commercial fishing in the central Arctic Ocean is one tool to protect the Arctic and its resources.
Marine animals around the world are threatened by plastic trash overwhelming our oceans. Download this free Earth Day poster and spread the word!
In the Russian Far East, an endangered Amur tiger was released back into the wild in 2017, giving conservationists hope for the species’ future. The news comes just in time for World Wildlife Day on March 3.
The unsightly plastics that clog the ocean and defile beaches often cannot be recycled. One major U.S. company has a plan to recycle one soda can or bottle for every one sold, while another has pioneered a novel way to recycle beach plastic.
Check out some of the amazing nature photos submitted by photographers for National Geographic's 2017 Nature Photographer of the Year contest.