Holdover or 'zombie' fires are wildfires that lay dormant beneath the soil and undergrowth, through wet and cold winters. They smolder and retain their heat until warmer temperatures and dry conditions reignite the flames.
Our fascination with zombies is mixed with fear, but if scientists could resurrect people successfully, it would transform society beyond recognition.
Oil spills at sea are an environmental nightmare. The mix of churning seawater and crude oil make containing and mopping up one of Earth's most polluting substances extremely hazardous.
California wildfire emergencies are the starkest sign yet that rising temperatures linked to climate change impact day-to-day living.
All day on Saturday, October 10, TED presents its first free virtual conference dedicated solely to the topic of global warming — 'Countdown.'
The 2020 Nobel Prize for Chemistry was awarded this week to two reasearchers “for the development of a method for genome editing."
Oxygen, hydrogen, carbon, and a few other elements from the periodic table make up 99% of our bodies.
Is geothermal power the best chance to lasting and sustainable power for generations?
Sometimes when you want to go out, you want to go out with a bang.
Do we really know how many fish there are in the sea? The short answer is no, but science is bringing us closer to understanding marine populations and maintaining them for future generations.
Desalination is one of the most widespread clean water technologies on the planet, so what is being done to make it cheaper and more accessible?
Britain’s most important bacterial library, the National Collection of Type Cultures (NCTC) turned 100 this year.
One of the marked differences climate change and a warming planet will make to life on Earth is their effect on human health.
Water-power has been used for thousands of years as a renewable energy source, so what are we doing today to make rain water work for us?
Tornadoes, wild rotating vortexes of high-speed winds, are among the most feared of nature’s destructive storm forces. Researchers are working tirelessly to predict these storms with better early-warning systems.