Surprising psychology poses an obstacle on thoughts about global warming
With crises from Islamic State to Ebola competing for attention, the United Nations on Tuesday will zero in on climate change, giving leaders from 125 countries a platform to explain how they plan to address the issue...
Tonight, Google will announce the winners of its fourth annual Google Science Fair, which Scientific American co-sponsors. Watch the awards ceremony here live.
As Lyme disease spreads across the U.S., those in its path cope with a debilitating, bewildering array of maladies, misery and afflictions
The Sunday morning rush hour is not usually known for packing people into subway cars like sardines. But September 21, 2014 was not your average Sunday commute as hundreds of thousands of New Yorkers, Americans from across the country and foreign contingents converged on Columbus Circle and Central Park West for the People’s Climate March...
To avoid more than two degrees Celsius of global warming, CO2 pollution would have to stop growing soon
A shrinking sea off northern Africa, the Mediterranean's predecessor, triggered the desert's formation 7 million years ago, a study suggests
The Rockefellers, who made their vast fortune on oil, and other philanthropies and high-wealth individuals on Monday will announce pledges to divest a total of $50 billion from fossil fuel investments...
The president of the Pacific island state of Kiribati favors buying more land abroad after a purchase in Fiji, to secure both food supplies and perhaps a future home if rising sea levels swamp low-lying atolls...
Participlants in the People's Climate March in New York City September 21st hope to persuade world leaders at the U.N. Climate Summit that follows. David Biello reports
Storm Fung-Wong churned towards Taiwan on Saturday after killing at least five people in the Philippines, and forcing some 200,000 people into temporary shelter, including in the capital Manila, to escape massive flooding...
Scientists who do not typically take a policy position make an exception for climate change
Contrary to previous estimates, the number of people on the planet now seems unlikely to stabilize this century
A new hurricane threatened to buffet the Mexican Pacific resort of Los Cabos on Thursday, with water in short supply and looted stores sitting empty
A group of 42 scientists submitted a joint letter urging Governor Rick Scott and other state leaders to participate in a summit this fall to seek solutions for climate change
A Bahamanian lizard has shown the ability to adapt to higher temperatures
A student team from the University of Houston swept this year's U.S. Department of Energy Clean Energy Business Plan Competition. With their innovative (and proprietary) approach to recycling a pair of critical rare earth materials, the REEcycle team introduced the energy industry to an innovative way to turn waste into a domestic stream of rare [...]..
Severe weather associated with weakening Tropical Storm Odile is sweeping across the drought-stricken U.S.
By making it easier to walk, cycle or take the bus, the world cut pollution by 40 percent
Flaming tap water comes from bad wells, and not the drinking-water kind. Folks who live closest to natural gas wells in Pennsylvania suffer ill health.