Amid reports that livestock account for a big portion of greenhouse gas emissions, many environmentalists have argued for a reduction in meat consumption. But a study published Monday suggests it may be more efficient to feed livestock better food instead.
Google's Global Forest Watch online tool allows users to see the destruction of forests in near-real time. Using satellites and user contributions, the tool will not only help users visualize deforestation but can help keep governments and companies from illegal deforestation. More than 500 million acres of forest were destroyed between 2000 and 2012.
A winter tornado hit Illinois yesterday, a rare but not unheard-of occurrence. Winter tornadoes can be more dangerous than their warm-month counterparts: they are not stronger, but can be deadlier. They tend to move faster and can hit with less notice.
Crude oil from the BP Deepwater Horizon spill could cause heart problems in tuna, according to a study published in Science. Conducted as part of the Natural Resource Damage Assessment, the research found that a chemical in crude oil can block heart pathways, leading to heart attacks in tuna. BP dismissed the study.
Global warming and pollution have left many calling for the use of clean, renewable energy. Now, a group of Stanford scientists have developed a plan for the U.S. to get all of its energy through clean sources by 2050.
Old farming practices may not produce enough crops to feed the growing numbers of people living in Africa. Therefore, a group of experts in biosciences and agriculture got together on Saturday to speak about how to take Africa through a green revolution.
Nearly two decades ago, scientists predicted that climate change could cause the spread of bacteria and parasites. Their prediction has come true, according to Canadian researchers who discovered a house cat disease inside Arctic beluga whale populations.
Plastic bags may run your car one day. Researchers from the University of Illinois have created a method for converting plastic bags into diesel, gas and other petroleum products like engine oil. The method, called pyrolysis, consumes far less energy than it produces, making it a viable fuel solution.