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?
Two new studies look far back in geologic time to determine how sensitive the global climate is to atmospheric CO2 levels
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
Physicists launch rocket to create the first faux "night-shining" cloud on the cusp of space
The new registry will track emissions from all major industrial sources in the country
President Obama gave his first major speech on climate change today at the United Nations, part of a special session convened by U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon.
West Virginia hosts the world's first power plant to inject some of its CO2 emissions underground for permanent storage