The concentration of carbon dioxide in the Earth's atmosphere is fast approaching levels not seen for millions of years. At 400 parts per million (p.p.m.), the planet is fast approaching the point of no return for avoiding dangerous climate change.
May 1, 2013   Nature
Courtney Humphries takes a look at recent federal investment in research on the complex interrelationship between human settlements and the natural environment.
Nov 26, 2012   Nature
Scientists are studying whether the stresses of living in urban environments increases the risks of developing mental health disorders. Global urbanization is making the question an urgent one, writes Alison Abbott.
Oct 12, 2012   Nature
Evolutionary biologist David Sloan Wilson is trying to understand how natural selection works at various levels. His new lab: the city of Binghamton, New York.
Jun 17, 2011   Nature
A major mountaintop mining permit is likely to be rejected after an environmental review found "unacceptable" impacts on water quality and wildlife. This would be the first major rebuke to the mining practice, and could foreshadow its end.
Nov 2, 2010   Nature
A new study looks at the best cities in the world for science, using publication rates in as the basis. The researchers
Oct 23, 2010   Nature
The latest issue of <em>Nature</em> looks at the implications of an increasingly urban world on the field of science, and the field's impact on cities.
Oct 21, 2010   Nature
Nature explains the technology behind Google Earth and how the sphere of the planet's surface is converted to a polygon made up of flat tiles.
Feb 20, 2006   Nature
Cities account for 75% of the world's enegry use. A few successful strategies to reduce emissions could cause massive changes in the environment.
Oct 10, 2005   Nature
An Italian enthusiast examning maps of the region around his home using two new Google mapping products discovers the remains of an ancient Roman Villa.
Sep 20, 2005   Nature
Nineteen years after the radioactive explosion in Chernobyl, the ecosystem has returned, and with greater biodiversity than before.
Aug 11, 2005   Nature