Sound can really travel in water. And many marine animals rely almost solely on their sense of sound to communicate and fulfill their basic needs. Today, much of the marine soundscape is dominated by human noise pollution.
A new study published in the journal PeerJ by researchers at the University of Hawaii found that human-induced environmental stressors have a large effect on the genetic composition of coral reef populations in Hawaii.
Humans face unprecedented peril from new technologies and from our own actions, according to a new book by Toby Ord. By Ord's reckoning, humanity has a 1-in-6 chance of suffering an existential catastrophe this century.
Biodiversity crisis: Habitat loss, pesticides and light pollution pushing fireflies to extinction, scientists warn
Fireflies, of which there are more than 2,000 species strobing softly throughout dark corners of the world, are facing grave threats to their continued existence due to the impact of humans, a study suggests.
Caring about the climate crisis can often feel like a lonely and helpless burden, but it doesn't have to be that way.
The last time humans had to adapt to the changing environment on a global scale was hundreds of thousands of years ago, when homo erectus lived in Africa.
Human activity is not only causing chimpanzee populations and habitats to decline, it is also quickly killing what scientists call their "behavioral and cultural diversity."
When it comes to all the living things on our planet, humans make up a minuscule fraction. Yet we've made a mighty impact.
Fish exposed to harmful contaminants can pass on health issues such as reproductive problems to future generations that had no direct exposure.
Hunter-donated meat provides crucial protein to US food banks. But an EHN investigation found a lack of oversight that could result in potentially hundreds of thousands of lead-contaminated meals this year.
An expanding wood pellet market in the Southeast has fallen short of climate and job goals—instead bringing air pollution, noise and reduced biodiversity in majority Black communities.
As the virus rampages through Washington, essential workers nationwide are paying the price: Derrick Z. Jackson
Essential workers in the United States continue to face relentless and tragic pressures.