Can China find a fuel alternative for its swelling number of transportation vehicles?
Fossil fuels such as oil come from, well, fossils—organisms that died long ago. This means there is a limited supply, and at some point we'll be tapped out. Scientific American editor David Biello explains when the well may run dry
An American oceanographer who helped write an international report on climate change has condensed several of its key findings - such as how choices made today may shape the future world - into a collection of succinct poems in the Haiku style.
Michael Freilich, the scientist who directs the Earth Science Division, explains the importance of the Earth-monitoring satellites
Using a massive rotating tank researchers have re-created versions of these gigantic waves to determine how they form as well as help improve global climate models
Despite international agreement to craft an agreement that would reduce greenhouse gas emissions, the climate negotiations in Paris would just be another step in a long process
Help design energy systems that meet demand and save the greatest amount of carbon emissions for the least amount of money
Despite partisan bickering in the federal government, the local utility is busy preparing to protect lawmakers from future sea level rise
The temperature outside governs most people's response to climate change. David Biello reports
The tuxedoed bird is moving in response to changing conditions near the South Pole
Nine paragraphs written for Newsweek in 1975 continue to trump 40 years of climate science. It is a record that has its author amazed
A private San Francisco start-up has launched the largest-ever ensemble of Earth-imaging satellites
China will look into establishing a nation-wide trading system for pollution permits as part of efforts to use market mechanisms to help clean up its environment, the country's top environment official said.
As the U.S. pivots toward burning natural gas for producing electricity, the air is getting cleaner
Two of the U.S. Senate's biggest environmental boosters have launched a drive to revive the issue of climate change in Congress and defend President Barack Obama's climate action plan against opposition from Republicans.
Where and how you live makes the biggest difference in household climate change impacts, a new study suggests
It's cold, but not record-breaking cold
By 2100, climate change could be responsible for a massive die-off on the ocean floor, due to a paucity of nutrients floating down from the surface. Christopher Intagliata reports.
More than 500 passengers spent the night on board Amtrak trains in northwestern Illinois, stranded due to the harsh winter weather, the U.S.
Airlines canceled more than 4,400 flights on Monday as extreme cold in the U.S. Midwest and Northeast froze fuel lines to airplanes and posed exposure hazards for employees working on the tarmac.