Earth

  1. Climate

    The best defense is a good snow fence

    Science fair superstar Erica David shows how fences that trap snow can help the environment.

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  2. Climate

    Catching some rays

    In a world with increasing energy needs, scientists are turning to plants for help in using solar power.

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  3. Climate

    A stormy history

    The number of severe hurricanes in recent years may be normal, it turns out.

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  4. Environment

    Where have all the bees gone?

    More than one-fourth of the honeybees in the United States have disappeared since last fall, and scientists are trying to figure out why.

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  5. Climate

    Earth’s poles in peril

    Scientists are paying increased attention to changes in Earth's polar regions, which are in danger because of global warming.

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  6. Animals

    Life on the Down Low

    The first scientific survey of organisms in the deep waters off Antarctica has discovered lots of life.

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  7. Environment

    Food web woes

    If sharks disappeared from the oceans, rays might thrive, but shellfish would probably suffer.

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  8. Environment

    Hazy with a chance of sunshine

    Air pollution may reduce rainfall.

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  9. Earth

    Petrified lightning

    Sand turned into glass by a lightning strike can provide clues about ancient climates.

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  10. Environment

    Life under ice

    Researchers unexpectedly find a community of sea creatures in the ocean beneath an ice shelf.

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  11. Environment

    Shrimpy invaders

    A shrimplike creature that has invaded the Great Lakes could spell big trouble for young fish.

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  12. Environment

    Earth-friendly fabrics

    Shirts made from bamboo, socks made from corn, and jackets made from chicken feathers may be in your fashion future.

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