Tesla Motors, the maker of the eye-catching, all-electric Roadster sports car, is set to pull away the tarp tomorrow on a street-ready prototype of its highly anticipated Model S sedan.
Drilling the Arctic for Energy: Does tapping Alaskan oil to increase energy independence come at our peril?
Plans to greatly expand fossil-fuel exploration and retrieval in the Far North are raising environmentalists' hackles
President Obama must feel like a celebrity making the talk show rounds before a major movie or book release: He appeared on CBS’ 60 Minutes on Sunday, on NBC’s Tonight Show with Jay Leno last week, and also on ESPN, where he displayed his deep knowledge of March Madness bracketology...
Smokestacks – the bane of climate change activists – belch planet-warming carbon dioxide (CO2) while the coal and natural gas plants they rise from provide the cheap electricity that modern society relies on...
20 Years After the Exxon Valdez: Preventing--and Preparing for--the Next Oil Spill Disaster [Slide Show]
The biggest oil spill in U.S. history sparked improvements in tanker construction and navigation technology, along with better crew training, but the danger remains
The world's biggest open robotics competition showcases martial and creative arts, from mechanized kung fu to cyber painting and bartending
The Department of Energy (DOE) this week made the first alternative-energy loan guarantee, announcing that Solyndra Inc., a solar energy company based in Fremont, Calif., will receive $535 million...
At least that’s the plan for the half-car, half-plane hybrid craft called the Transition that’s in development by Woburn, Mass.–based company Terrafugia.
International oil giant Shell announced this week that it plans to suspend funding and research into solar and wind alternatives to fossil fuels. Shell also said it does not view hydrogen as a viable energy alternative either, but that it plans to continue its work on biofuels, Reuters reports...
AccuWeather.com , a private weather forecasting organization, has released its predictions for this year's impending hurricane season. The good news?
Worried their country will end up under water as the globe warms and sea ices melt, the government of the Maldives this week announced that the Indian Ocean nation will go carbon neutral by 2020...
Violent space weather treated many to a fantastic display of colorful auroras, but damaged power grids left six million Canadians in the dark
Evidently, pork isn’t just a problem when it shows up in stimulus package bills or because pigs smell. It may also land you in the hospital.
That’s the message of a Nicholas Kristof column in today’s New York Times about the dawning realization that pigs around the world often harbor antibiotic-resistant staph bacteria...
Congressional investigators charge that Bush administration energy officials put the kibosh on FutureGen based on what turned out to be a megabuck mathematical error.
A new technique could pave the way for improving the workhorse lithium ion battery used in automobiles, cell phones and other devices so that it can recharge in seconds
The generation-long debate surrounding the dumping of the nation’s radioactive nuclear waste under Nevada’s Yucca Mountain may finally be drawing to a close.
How does the U.S. Coast Guard conduct searches for people stranded in bodies of water, including two National Football League players and their friend missing off the Florida coast?