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.
Big meat companies and lobby groups are planning a large presence at the Cop28 climate conference, equipped with a communications plan to get a pro-meat message heard by policymakers throughout the summit.
Amid forecasts that Canada is not on target to reach its emissions reductions goals, on Friday the Canadian Association of Energy Contractors (CAOEC) predicted nearly 500 more wells next year, to 6,229 projects.
Mammoth efforts to grow seaweed are springing up in the Philippines and beyond, and they’re in line for Elon Musk’s ‘largest incentive prize in history’. Meddling with the ocean to grow them, however, has some scientists troubled.
Declassified cold-war spy satellite images have thrown new light on the workings of the Roman empire by revealing hundreds of previously undiscovered forts, with dramatic implications for our understanding, experts have said.
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.