UN: Huge changes in society needed to keep nature, Earth OK

Humans are making Earth a broken and increasingly unlivable planet through climate change, biodiversity loss and pollution. So the world must make dramatic changes to society, economics and daily life, a new United Nations report says. Unlike past U.N. reports that focused on one issue and avoided telling leaders actions to take, Thursday’s report combines […]

Some dinosaur migration was delayed by climate, study shows

A new study finds plant-eating dinosaurs arrived in the Northern Hemisphere millions of years after their meat-eating cousins By SETH BORENSTEIN AP Science Writer February 16, 2021, 8:22 PM • 4 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article Plant-eating dinosaurs probably arrived in the Northern Hemisphere millions of years after their meat-eating cousins, […]

Nature Makes Wood. Could a Lab Make It Better?

For all the ways that humans have toyed with nature, how we grow and extract materials from the forest and fields remains fundamentally unchanged. To get lumber, for example, we plant a tree, let it grow, and chop it down. Wood and other plant-based materials may be renewable resources, but obtaining usable forms typically requires […]