Image of the Day: Light Show
Image of the Day: Light Show
Sea fireflies spew a mucus with a chemical glow to lure mates and avoid being eaten.
Image of the Day: Light Show
Image of the Day: Light Show

Sea fireflies spew a mucus with a chemical glow to lure mates and avoid being eaten.

Sea fireflies spew a mucus with a chemical glow to lure mates and avoid being eaten.

ecology & environment
2018 Was the Fourth-Hottest Year on Record
2018 Was the Fourth-Hottest Year on Record
Shawna Williams | Feb 6, 2019
The past five years have been the warmest-ever, NASA and NOAA announce.
Mixing It Up in the Web of Life
Mixing It Up in the Web of Life
Rodrigo Pérez Ortega | Feb 5, 2019
Many types of marine plankton are either animal-like or plant-like. But a huge number are both, and they are upending ideas about ocean ecology.
Image of the Day: Prickly Legs
Image of the Day: Prickly Legs
Carolyn Wilke | Feb 5, 2019
Froghopper insects gain traction on smooth plant leaves by piercing them with tiny spikes.
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Maria, Maria
The Scientist Staff | Feb 1, 2019
Trek along with NASA scientists surveying the damage to Puerto Rican forests wrought by Hurricane Maria, which slammed into the island in 2017.
Book Excerpt from <em>The Environment</em>Book Excerpt from <em>The Environment</em>
Book Excerpt from The Environment
Paul Warde, Libby Robin, Sverker Sörlin | Feb 1, 2019
Perennial Explorer: A Profile of Neelima Sinha
Perennial Explorer: A Profile of Neelima Sinha
Anna Azvolinsky | Feb 1, 2019
This University of California, Davis, botanist studies the genes that regulate plant anatomy.
Companies Use CRISPR to Improve Crops
Companies Use CRISPR to Improve Crops
Ashley P. Taylor | Feb 1, 2019
The agritech industry is editing plant genomes to feed a growing population, expand the produce aisle, and make tastier, more convenient food products.
&ldquo;The Environment&rdquo; Is Only 70 Years Old
“The Environment” Is Only 70 Years Old
Paul Warde, Libby Robin, Sverker Sörlin | Feb 1, 2019
A new book traces the surprisingly short history of the environment as a shared conceptual construct.
Infographic: How Forests Survive the Storm
Infographic: How Forests Survive the Storm
Amber Dance | Feb 1, 2019
Trees are resilient, but researchers wonder if climate change will outpace their adaptations.