When polymers prove resistant to recycling, new chemical techniques can do the job of breaking them down for reuse
Oct. 1, 2020 • ~7 min
Modern industry has made great strides in turning trash into tomorrow’s new products, but the process is still a long way from perfect. New technologies can help. Plus, updates on chemical recycling, design for recycling and dirty recycling.
Oct. 1, 2020 • ~27 min
Epidemics of forest-felling diseases are on the rise thanks to globetrotting pathogens that slip through even the best defenses. To prevent further losses, scientists are turning to high-tech surveillance and detection, even canine noses.
Sept. 21, 2020 • ~23 min
The controversial technology of reflecting sunlight away from the planet could help blunt the worst impacts of climate change
Sept. 16, 2020 • ~15 min
Glaciologists dream of a cold-storage vault in Antarctica to preserve key samples of the paleoclimate
May 28, 2020 • ~14 min
Where other species succumbed, the killifish survived contaminated habitats. It’s a finding that could help researchers understand environmental risk factors for humans.
April 23, 2020 • ~13 min
Dredging rivers, filling in wetlands and other human acts of engineering have shifted coastal ebbs and flows worldwide. Add rising sea levels, and the threat of storm surges and floods will worsen in some places.
April 22, 2020 • ~10 min
Policymakers, entrepreneurs and farmers are increasingly looking to soils in their fight to slow climate change
March 11, 2020 • ~13 min
Climate change is aggravating the seasonal burns that Australia has always known. They won’t be snuffed out, but new ecological strategies may help.
March 5, 2020 • ~14 min
VIDEO: By targeting larger individuals, intense fishing may lead to a fishery dominated by the small
Feb. 27, 2020 • ~1 min