Market prices don't reflect hundreds of billions of dollars in hidden costs of energy production to human health and the environment
AUSTIN—A new and unpublished analysis of the regional impacts of a hypothetical scheme to mitigate global warming via radical deforestation was unveiled here Sunday at a gathering of science journalists and writers, on the heels of a blogging firestorm about geoengineering and climate change in anticipation of the release of S uperfreakonomics: Global Cooling, Patriotic Prostitutes, and Why Suicide Bombers Should Buy Life Insurance ...
The United Nations Environment Programme finds research into biofuels impacts on dead zones, biodiversity and a range of other environmental issues lacking
Twenty-five years ago when Sir Richard Branson (sans the "sir," at the time) called up Boeing and asked for a spare 747, few would have predicted the brash entrepreneur would so radically disrupt the formerly staid business of air travel...
China is rushing to build dams along the upper reaches of the Yangtze River, in part to protect the Three Gorges Dam, but can such hydropower development be done better?
Hawaii has been working for more than a year to map out concrete plans to harness the abundant—though unpredictable—winds that blow across the state's numerous islands.
Two new studies look far back in geologic time to determine how sensitive the global climate is to atmospheric CO2 levels
Waters in the Gulf of Alaska were surprisingly acidic this summer, an indication they are absorbing high levels of carbon dioxide. Farther north, a polar bear in search of food wandered dangerously close to a town where it would have been killed...
Students vie to be named top decathlete, but the real winners could be homeowners. David Biello reports
The Amazon tropical forest is not as wild as it looks
How will the U.S. government protect the polar bear?
Melting sacred glaciers and other fundamental changes confront the Andes's Quechua-speaking farmers
The bill would be stronger than the version passed earlier this year in the U.S. House of Representatives
A new study attempts to estimate the effects of climate change on global agriculture--and outline ways to mitigate its most dire consequences
An early draft of the Senate bill set to be introduced tomorrow proposes more stringent restrictions on the greenhouse gases behind global warming
The U.S. Secretary of Energy—channeling former Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev perhaps?—has one thing to say in this week's Science to the greenhouse gases emitted by coal-fired power plants: We will bury you...
Are national governments prepared to offer more than hot air on climate change in Copenhagen this December? David Biello reports
Editor's Note: A team of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute students are traveling up New York's Hudson River this week on the New Clermont , a 6.7-meter boat outfitted with a pair of 2.2-kilowatt hydrogen fuel cells to power the boat's motor...
Greenhouse Rock: Stone-Cold Data from Ancient Glacial Deposits May Help Reveal Future Climate Change
Scientists are developing sophisticated tools to trace the paths of glaciers, unearthing previously unknown pieces of the climate record
Scientists propose a list of planetary boundaries for human impacts ranging from biodiversity loss to the global nitrogen cycle