Can crab shells and trees replace plastics?
A biodegradable alternative to plastic food packaging.
An eco-friendly material made from crab shells and trees could replace plastic food packaging, according to US resear...
US wall would wreak environmental havoc
Call on the US government to abandon a proposed wall.
A continuous wall along the border between the United States and Mexico, as proposed repeatedly amid much controversy...
Scientists call for urgent action on insecticides
More than 200 researchers sign letter calling for ban.
Continued applications of the most widely used insecticides in the world must be urgently restricted, say 233 scienti...
A rancher dies, and butterflies lose the farm
An evolutionary trap is identified as the cause of local extinction.
Research in the journal Nature reveals that changing patterns of land use can tempt organisms into cruel and deadly e...
Cleaning product toxins found in crops
Peppers absorb antimicrobial found in personal care items.
It’s all a matter of language, in the end. Take toiletries: what the manufacturers might term “personal care products...
Think organic compost is clean? Think again
Study finds microplastic contamination in fertilisers.
Commercially prepared organic composts may contain significant quantities of microplastic particles and represent unk...
A survey to log animals in shrinking forest
An enormous database may help conservation efforts.
A new comprehensive survey of the mammals of South America’s second-largest rainforest will aid efforts to preserve t...