Germany, the nation that did more than any other to unleash the modern renewable-energy industry, is likely to fall short of its goals for reducing harmful carbon-dioxide emissions even after spending over 500 billion euros ($580 billion) by 2025 to overhaul its energy system.
An orca in the northwest waters of the Pacific has been swimming with her dead calf and keeping it afloat for 16 days—a display of motherly grief that has struck an emotional chord around the world while highlighting the plight of the critically endangered southern resident population of orcas.
New research suggests that capsaicin—the spicy part of chili peppers—can be a robust deterrent to seed-eating rodents.
Less than 4 inches of rain fall in an average year, making it tough for farmers to irrigate their barley and potatoes.
Scientists cannot be certain about the exact cause of the whale shark’s death, but the timing and location implicate the harmful algal bloom, or “red tide,” as the most likely cause.
New research predicts that tropical heatwaves in certain areas could one day send the mortality rate skyrocketing by as much as 2,000%.
Businesses and public agencies are buying more clean energy than ever before.
Our world is made up of elegant shapes — there’s the square, the rectangle, the sphere, the prism and many more. But sometimes, these shapes don’t quite fit nature’s game board.
Sometimes, you also need a “scutoid.”
Number of king penguins on the remote Île aux Cochons has fallen from 2m to 200,000, warn scientists