Give up meat to save the planet

Dealing with the dangers of nitrous oxide in the atmosphere means not only a 50 percent cut in emissions but a 50 percent cut in meat-eating too, say scientists.

Amazon basin becoming carbon emitter

Deforestation and climate change are having a psofound effect on the Amazon basin, shifting it from a carbon sink to a carbon emitter.

Radioactivity in Japanese waters thousands of times higher than normal

With recent reports that there have been further radioactive leaks from the Fukushima nuclear power plants, a new study has assessed the level of radioactivity in the ocean in the first months after the disaster.

Ancient asphalt domes 'like an artificial reef'

WHOI scientists have discovered a group of giant asphalt domes under the sea off Santa Barbara, California.