New research demonstrates that bacteria exploit conducting minerals in their environment to shuttle electrons between species, allowing greater growth
A common pesticide may interfere with a child's brain development
Experts say we should bury leftover plutonium
A new effort aims to build a for-profit, bio-based economy in Mozambique involving rotation farming, ethanol and clean cookstoves
Advanced membranes, unusual solvents and new drilling processes could clean and recycle a growing flood of contaminated water
An innovative effort would embed sensors in agricultural fields in a bid to cut down on irrigation--saving farmers money and preserving water for endangered species
Majumdar is stepping down after three years at the head of the U.S. Department of Energy's advanced energy research arm
A conference on feeding the world must also feed itself. Having attended more than my share of such conferences, I can say that the norm is keynotes that rally the troops in favor of organics while said troops munch on tortilla or potato chips...
Species loss lessens the total amount of biomass on a given parcel, suggesting that the degree of diversity directly impacts the amount of life the planet can support
Scientists scan fossilized rain to learn about the atmosphere of early Earth
During the 352-year life span of the Royal Society, the human population has risen from less than one billion people to seven billion and counting. That boom has been supported by science and technology—Watt's coal-fired steam engine, Haber and Bosch synthesizing nitrogen fertilizer, Fleming's discovery of penicillin—and continues today as the world's population expands at the rate of 78 million people per year.Now the Royal Society wants the world to do something about population growth in a bid to stave off environmental and economic calamity, according to a new report dubbed "People and the Planet" released on April 26...
Ocean floats provide yet more evidence of global warming, revealing that rainy regions are getting wetter and dry regions drier much faster than predicted
A new meta-analysis suggests farmers should take a hybrid approach to producing enough food for humans while preserving the environment
Companies and researchers are working on infrastructure and technologies to help bring the nation's growing stock of natural gas to fuel tanks, including those of long-haul vehicles