A better-yielding variety of corn that has been genetically modified is coming to sub-Saharan Africa, but can it stave off hunger?
Kenya is struggling to emerge from a drought that saw at least 10 million people facing starvation. Even in a nation dominated by an arid and semiarid climate, rising global temperatures are ending what little predictability farmers could count on in the past...
Researchers are embedding sensors with trash to map out how the U.S. waste system works--and improve it
A summer-time joy ride inspired college students to develop a new method for capturing energy lost while driving a car
M.I.T. chemist Dan Nocera hopes to launch a distributed energy revolution via sunlight, water and a cheap catalyst
In order to be sure that agreed emissions reductions are taking place, the U.S. must deploy new monitoring technologies, according to a new report
A new effort will be launched to craft research restrictions for geoengineering, or large scale efforts to tinker with the planet's climate system
New research shows that local spikes in atmospheric CO2 concentrations could contribute to premature death by increasing ozone concentrations
New administrator and marine biologist Jane Lubchenco hopes to explain what scientists do and do not know via the government agency's new climate service
Arthur Rosenfeld has been honored by fellow scientists by giving his name to a unit of energy savings equaling three billion kilowatt-hours
U.S. nuclear power plant owners are gaining regulatory approval to run aging reactors longer but, as the power plants age, the need for rigorous safety supervision steadily mounts
The growth of wind power may be curtailed by a growing coalition of naysayers, ranging from electric utilities to Senators
Warmer oceans are thawing methane deposits, adding more of the greenhouse gas to the atmosphere
How did historic climate change shape human evolution?
Scientists testify to the U.K. government that, despite "awful e-mails," climate change is unequivocal
Can a mountain tree be an endangered species?
New research from American Samoa suggests that at least some coral can withstand warmer waters
The question is not whether acidification is happening, but how bad it will get
If enough plug-in electric vehicles communicate with the grid, they could provide cheap storage for excess electricity
Global warming will disrupt the release of chemicals that plants use to communicate