How will the fight over corn ethanol affect the Republican vote in Iowa?
Scientists find a layer of plastics, radiation and soot embedded in the planet's surface, defining a new Anthropocene epoch
One way to take the greenhouse gas, carbon dioxide, out of the air is to concentrate and store it underground. Scientific American explains how one company plans to do it.
A terrible earthquake, massive drought and nuclear power captured the imagination this year
Every credible plan for reducing global warming hinges on carbon-trapping technology playing a major role. That doesn't seem likely
Ethanol, saltwater and fermentation all get involved
A brief portion of the December 9 conversation during the climate talks in France between Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz and Scientific American’s David Biello
The Paris pact represents the first worldwide effort to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in next decade
U.S. Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz tells Scientific American how to achieve massive deployment of clean-energy technology
Among its goals, the coalition of countries, including the U.S., wants an agreement that the world must aim as soon as possible to hold global warming to 1.5-degree Celsius and work toward a long-term low-carbon future
Planet-wide geoengineering schemes might work—or backfire. Either way, there is no getting around the need to reduce CO2 in the atmosphere
Unprecedented commitments to cut carbon emissions may still fall short
Just how sensitive is Earth's climate to increasing concentrations of carbon dioxide?
After decades of slow progress and massive investment, some fusion power researchers are changing tactics
Less polluting energy sources are proliferating in the U.S. If other nations join in, the results could have global impact
An old gene mutation is at fault
Global warming has become a 1-degree Celsius reality, making progress at climate talks in Paris even more imperative
Once seeking a fast approval, TransCanada wants to pause the pipeline’s review
Nothing but fear and capital stand in the way of a nuclear-powered future
Antarctica will suffer a major meltdown if we continue to burn fossil fuels at the present pace