A new report proves that the fed's environmental watchdog has knowingly allowed toxic e-waste to be shipped overseas
The long, frigid Arctic autumn and winter began late last week—and the shrinking sea ice has begun to expand anew. That's good news for starving polar bears waiting for the ice to come in so they can hunt...
A new company has found a way to produce polymers from genetically engineered microbes that feed on sugars, replacing fossil-fuel based processes
Eating wildlife is an important part of feeding the world's poorest people. But will it drive extinction?
A compound with fewer side effects offers hope that alcoholism could one day be cured by a pill
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Geologists have a disturbing message for residents slowly rebuilding their lives in China's devastated Sichuan province after May's Wenchuan earthquake: Brace for further rattling.
Mature forests in colder climes may continue to store more carbon than they emit, thereby helping to stave off global warming
How do you get permission to drill for oil or natural gas on federal lands? There are a lot of crude (not oil) answers to that question, according to a new report from the Interior Department's Inspector General...
The "ultra-secure uranium warehouse of the future" in Oak Ridge, Tenn., is now built, if not quite ready for work. Part of Complex 2030—the Bush Administration's ambitious and little known plan to revamp the nation's aging infrastructure for building nuclear weapons—the warehouse will provide one location for the nation's supply of the highly enriched uranium (HEU) that makes for a powerful nuclear bomb...
No, not flight, not yet. But Solazyme—the mavericks who make their algal oil in the dark—have produced a jet fuel that passes the ASTM's standards for "aviation turbine fuel," otherwise known as jet fuel...
If mimicking a massive volcanic eruption by spraying sulfur dioxide into the air or flying thousands of mirrors into space to shade Earth to halt climate change doesn't cut it for you, how about this?...
Tiny critters known as water bears thrive in Earth's harshest environments--and can also withstand the severity of conditions in space
Some say high, some say low, some say fast, some say slow
The U.S. produces half its electricity from burning coal—and pumps out more than 40 percent of its carbon dioxide (CO 2 ) emissions in the process.
It's not Rio de Janeiro or even ancient Athens but anthropologists uncover evidence of urban settlements
It is the pressure change--not the blades--that wipe out thousands of bats annually at wind farms