Rumbles and tides create tiny, detectable disturbances in fiber optics. The world’s cables could form a vast network for detecting earthquakes and tsunamis.
A long-term study of a marsh was meant to ask whether rising levels of CO2 could help wetlands thrive despite rising seas. The plants aren’t keeping up.
It doesn’t even work yet, but nuclear fusion has encountered a shortage of tritium, the key fuel source for the most prominent experimental reactors.
A new study shows the enormous extent of the global arachnid trade, one that might be undermining wild populations.
Scientists are just starting to uncover the vast diversity of microbes out there. The only problem? No one can agree on how to name them.
The electric vehicle revolution is gathering speed—but what happens to all those polluting cars already on the road?
Scientists have discovered “proto-peat” forming in the Arctic as the Earth naturally sequesters carbon, but it could take centuries to mature.
Although real-world data is scant, proponents say robotics and AI will soon revolutionize agriculture.
Suits by states and environmentalists are contesting a USPS contract to buy 165,000 trucks, the majority of which get only 8.6 miles per gallon.