The decrease in lightning coincided with a drop in human activities that send aerosols into the atmosphere.
A new study can help the city plant better trees.
First-of-its-kind study shows how human-generated sound could harm the ability of seagrass to store energy and detect gravity.
New research shows how oil spills and their cleanup harm water striders, raising questions about the broader ecological impacts of even small spills.
Bacteria found around a Brazilian mine could improve copper harvesting.
Researchers found fewer tree seedlings on noisy plots in a pinyon-juniper woodland, likely because the sound drove away animals that disperse seeds.
The curved barriers would deflect air pollution away from pedestrians and provide a scaffold for plants to "green" a city.
Milk proteins grown in the laboratory could be a more sustainable alternative to the cow’s udder, but the science behind it is still maturing.
Pollution estimates in India highlight the need for some countries to more closely monitor the problem in nonurban areas.
Researchers converted a plastic bag and bottle cap into a type of chemical used in pharmaceuticals, detergents, paints and other products.
The animals' bodies contained pollutants not found in dolphins before.
A month’s worth of cool science stories, summed up