The negative impacts of climate change are beginning to appear--and we may soon cross a threshold of significant damage
Pres. Obama in a televised address to a joint session of Congress last night told lawmakers—and the nation—that his three top priorities are energy, health care and education.
The Orbiting Carbon Observatory will precisely measure the amount of carbon dioxide in Earth's atmosphere
The advocacy organization will file a lawsuit to require companies to disclose their ingredients
The undisturbed tropical forests of Africa—like the rainforest in Congo—remove 1.2 billion metric tons of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere every year.
Molten salts can store the sun's heat during the day and provide power at night
In recent decades, China has pushed the use of nitrogen fertilizer to help wrest as much food out of farms as possible, in part to stave off the famines of the past.
The enhanced system at Soultz in France is the first such artificial geothermal power plant
If you follow biotechnology at all, you probably know that there is red biotech for medical applications (example: using bacteria to produce drugs); white biotech for industrial applications (example: using microbes instead of chemicals); and green biotech for agriculture (example: using genetically modified crops.)
So it was only a matter of time before someone came up with a term for using biotechnology to come up with new fuel sources.
There's a new kind of meat that's getting a lot buzz Down Under these days. Word is it's better for the planet. Or at least that's what scientists argue in a paper published in the journal Conservation Letters .
Industry and environmentalists agree that newly opening waters in the Arctic Ocean should be off-limits to fishing
The so-called ring of fire edging the Pacific is known to be highly active. So it's no surprise that said ring is jolting Seattle residents awake and putting denizens of Anchorage on notice of an imminent eruption from the redoubtable Mount Redoubt.
Japan Airlines today flew a Boeing 747-300 with one engine burning a blend of biofuel and regular Jet A. The 90-minute flight from Haneda Airport in Tokyo relied primarily on a new form of jet biofuel derived from camelina, a weedy flower native to Europe, that can be alternated with wheat crops.
Nuclear power--like most forms of electricity generation--carries inherent risks. Is it worth the minor chance of a major catastrophe?
A now-defunct California company back in 2007 attempted to fertilize the ocean off the coast of Ecuador with iron to prod plankton to grow. Such a bloom, it proclaimed, would suck up carbon dioxide (CO 2 ) and then send it to the ocean floor as the one-celled plants died and sank.
Chemical that leaches from baby bottles and other plastic containers remains in the body longer than previously thought
Nuclear waste is either a millennia's worth of lethal garbage or the fuel of future nuclear reactors--or both
Using comic books to explore the issues and history of nuclear power
Even environmentalists are reevaluating nuclear power as a possible solution to global warming, but can it really help?