Vital roles bees and other pollinators play in food chain
Pollination contributes to one-third of the world’s agricultural crops production, says Food and Agriculture Organization
Space Race 2.0: Littered backyard
There have been about 70 anti-satellite missile missions by four countries, but only a few have been catalogued for creating debris
World Earth Day: Colonialism’s role in the overexploitation of natural resources
Colonialists saw “new” territories as places with unlimited resources to exploit, with little consideration for the long-term impacts
Why women in economics have little to celebrate
Twenty five years ago around half of the students studying Year 12 economics were female. Today it is only a third.
Simply Put: Increasing desertification
Researchers find new carbohydrate in barley
Research in Australian varsity shows the polysaccharide occurs due to biosynthesis
Virginity not a scientific term, but a social construct: UN
In a move to end gender-based discrimination and violence, UN agencies have called for a world-wide ban on virginity testing
IPCC Special Report: Climate risks require India to rethink its approach
The report warns of increased risk of coastal flooding, heatwaves, food scarcity and vector-borne diseases
In the past decade, eight bird species have been confirmed as extinct or close to extinction. Globally, there are more than 16,000 animals on the …
4 charts show Venezuela's worsening migrant crisis
The exodus impacts even those who haven’t left. Many schools and medical centers have closed throughout the country due to lack …
Ice-free Arctic may happen much sooner than predicted so far: study
While Arctic sea ice volume and extent continue to dip each year, a new study has found out that salinity in snow cover affects accuracy of …
'Pulses contribute to diversified diet and are a potential source of income'
As we celebrate the declaration of 2016 as the International Year of Pulses, FAO's William Murray discussses their nutritional benefits
‘Food was grown to keep community healthy’
The local system of agriculture produces more healthy and useful food, says Miller
'Science is evidence that current American diets are far from sustainable'
Laura MacCleery of regulatory affairs at Centre for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI) decodes what the new dietary recommendations on …
‘The jackfruit will definitely become the most sought-after fruit in the coming years in India’
There is no one in the country who has written as extensively on jackfruit as Shree Padre. A farm journalist, Padre has been reporting on …
Yak and reindeer herders meet on top of the world
Yak herders from Bhutan, Nepal, and China met with reindeer herders from Norway, Russia and found surprising commonalities in the challenges they …
Climate of Hope: How Cities, Businesses, and Citizens Can Save the Planet
From Mayor Michael Bloomberg and former head of the Sierra Club Carl Pope comes a manifesto on how the benefits of taking action on climate …
A giant of the scientific community who showed how to make sense of the universe
Extreme Cities: The Peril and Promise of Urban Life in the Age of Climate Change
How will climate change affect our lives? Where will its impacts be most deeply felt? Are we doing enough to protect ourselves from the coming chaos?
Africa's Ecology: Sustaining the Biological and Environment Diversity of a Continent
Driven by exponential population growth and the effects of globalization, haphazard development across Africa threatens the continent's natural …
Reason in a Dark Time: Why the Struggle Against Climate Change Failed ― and What It Means for Our Future
From the 1992 Rio Earth Summit to the 2009 Copenhagen Climate Conference there was a concerted international effort to stop climate change.
Against the Grain: A Deep History of the Earliest States
An account of all the new and surprising evidence now available for the beginnings of the earliest civilizations that contradict the standard …
Are We Screwed?: How a New Generation is Fighting to Survive Climate Change
A declaration of resistance, and a roadmap for radical change, from the generation that will be most screwed by climate change.
Climate change, the hidden hand
Anthony McMichael takes us on a tour across epochs, showing how collapse of civilisations has roots in climate change
Half of India's children are poor
It raises a question: will they ever be out of poverty?