International community must prioritize researching and developing an overshoot risk management plan or risk irreversible catastrophic damage to the biophysical and physiochemical systems that support human civilization, argues Graeme Taylor.
Many astronomers are no longer asking whether there is life elsewhere in the Universe. Many are optimistic of detecting life signs on a faraway world within our lifetimes – possibly in the next few years.
Thirty years ago, when the people of Haida Gwaii blockaded logging roads in British Columbia, few foresaw the result – the remarkable Gwaii Haanas agreement that has reshaped how to manage contested areas.
When a microbe was found munching on a plastic bottle in a rubbish dump, it promised a recycling revolution. Now scientists are attempting to turbocharge those powers in a bid to solve our waste crisis. But will it work?
Using the rapidly improving ability to piece together fragments of ancient DNA, scientists are finding that traits inherited from our ancient cousins are still with us now, affecting our fertility, our immune systems, even how our bodies handled COVID-19.
Climate activists temporarily halted the influx of eager festivalgoers, blocking the road with a 28-foot trailer and causing a bumper-to-bumper traffic jam for over an hour. They clashed with outraged Burning Man attendees as well as Nevada rangers.
The conditions that caused Canada’s extreme spate of wildfires this year, which resulted in parts of Canada and the US being blanketed in toxic smoke, were made at least twice as likely due to the human-caused climate crisis, scientists have found.
Heads of governments from the Amazon region are meeting to discuss how to protect the crucial rainforest. Illegal deforestation has marred the region for years. Scientists fear it could be reaching a tipping point.