Oil firms might pay to use CO2 emissions from power plants, but low petroleum prices could doom the effort
The world may have seen the last of air with CO2 levels below 400 parts per million
The fate of what might prove to be the most important technology for solving global warming—carbon capture and storage—is floundering
What is Bill Gates betting on to provide the world with cheap, clean, reliable energy?
Scientific American's energy and environment editor, David Biello, met with Bill Gates on February 22 to discuss tackling carbon emissions while at the same time making necessary energy available to ever more of the globe’s growing population.
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