Two new studies look far back in geologic time to determine how sensitive the global climate is to atmospheric CO2 levels
Venkatraman Ramakrishnan, Thomas Steitz and Ada Yonath first determined how to image the ribosome, then revealed how it does its protein-making work
U.S. roads paved with glass panels encasing photovoltaics and LEDs would double as a national power grid
Solving climate change, the Sixth Great Extinction and population growth... at the same time
A new study attempts to estimate the effects of climate change on global agriculture--and outline ways to mitigate its most dire consequences
Population growth, now at roughly 78 million extra people per year, is the don't-go-there zone of modern environmentalism and political discourse.
But let's go there for the moment: The biodiversity crisis...
Scientists propose a list of planetary boundaries for human impacts ranging from biodiversity loss to the global nitrogen cycle
West Virginia hosts the world's first power plant to inject some of its CO2 emissions underground for permanent storage
You really can drive across the country on algae--and a 700-pound battery pack--or so proved the crew behind the documentary Fuel . Embarking on September 8 and pulling into New York City today, just in time for the film's premiere, the Algaeus covered 3,750 miles...
The U.S. Navy will begin testing biofuels from camelina and algae
Norman Borlaug went from a small farm in Iowa to feeding half the world, thanks to a lifelong interest in tinkering with the genetic design of wheat.
A new survey reveals just how far and how fast global warming is altering the Arctic
Humans and climate change can take credit for a much warmer Arctic, according to new research
The Japanese government is prepared to spend some 2 trillion yen on a one-gigawatt orbiting solar power station—and this week Mitsubishi and other Japanese companies have signed on to boost the effort...