These lab sleuths track murders of a different sort

Wildlife trafficking is one of the most lucrative of transnational crimes, generating $8 billion to $10 billion a year. Meet the team is working to stop it.
Bird and her chick (U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service)

Albatross is a mom at 66

The world’s oldest known breeding bird just became a mother again. Wisdom, a Laysan albatross, successfully hatched a chick at a wildlife refuge.

Pollution solutions: Invest today for a payoff tomorrow

Countering ozone and black carbon pollution that damage crops will pay off big time, and fast.

Even in oil-rich Texas, ‘solar makes sense’

The iconic oil derricks of the West Texas horizon may soon be overshadowed, as solar panels and wind turbines drive a renewable energy rush.

Crowdsourced climate solutions shine bright at MIT lab

Why don’t most solar panels follow the sun across the sky? Eden Full invented a cheap way to do it. What's your climate idea? Join the community!

Who needs gasoline? Hydrogen fuel-cell buses are the way to go...

Buses can contribute to urban smog, but thanks to new hydrogen fuel-cell technology they also might be the perfect vehicles to reduce air pollution.

Keeping the planet cool takes cash

Investment in research, development and installation of clean energy technologies is critical to limit global warming.
Four-propeller plane flying over river (© AP Images)

Solar pilot: ‘I flew over plastic waste as big as a...

During his solar-powered plane ride over the Pacific Ocean, pilot Bertrand Piccard saw a troubling scene: a mass of plastics polluting the water.
Air conditioners being sold on street (© AP Images)

Did your country help make air conditioners better for the environment?

Nearly 200 countries took a key step in the fight against global warming by phasing out a chemical used in air conditioners and refrigerators.