IPCC Climate Change Report Upstaged by Ukraine

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change released its Sixth Report in the midst of Russia's illegal invasion of Ukraine. Find out why the unfortunate timing has diverted attention from a growing global crisis. (4:00 min read)

Invasive Plants Cause More Problems with Climate Change

Invasive plants can be as serious a threat to the environment as climate change. Discover how a new study shows that combined factors like drought, fire and invasive species start a vicious cycle that makes matters even worse.

Coral Reefs Need Reforestation to Stop Sediment Run-Off

Coral reefs offer some of the most beautiful and diverse ecosystems on Earth. Find out how a new study explains the connection between land forests and preserving this vital undersea habitat.

Bird Evolution Sulawesi Babbler

Bird Evolution Can Be Surprisingly Fast

Bird evolution has helped scientists understand how natural selection works since the time of Darwin. Find out how a species of birds in Indonesia demonstrated how rapidly evolution can take place. (4:00 min read)

The Sixth Extinction Front Cover of Book

The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History – A Review

The Sixth Extinction’ by Elizabeth Kolbert is an overview of past and present mass extinctions. Discover why many scientists believe that humans are causing a new era of mass extinction today. (5:30 min read)

Lifeless Matter Flow Diagram Showing "Death" Selecting "Slow, Complex Replicator"

Lifeless Matter Needs Destruction to Evolve

Lifeless matter could only have evolved into self-replicating molecules by growing more complex. Discover how destruction might make this counterintuitive process conceivable. (4:15 min read)

Air Pollution - Man in gas mask pulls back polluted scene, revealing green future

Air Pollution and Greenhouse Gas Reductions Go Together

Air pollution has a cooling effect on the atmosphere, while greenhouse gases cause global warming. Discover why both emission types must be cut in combination to preserve our environment. (4:00 min read)