A study in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences finds that Americans could easily cut carbon emissions by more than France's entire output. Karen Hopkin reports
Wind, water and solar technologies can provide 100 percent of the world's energy, eliminating all fossil fuels. Here's how
Discordant decisions: A protected habitat is proposed for endangered polar bears, while oil drilling is approved nearby
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) has proposed designating some 200,000 square miles of lands and waters along the north coast of Alaska as "critical habitat" for endangered polar bears ( Ursus maritimus )...
Organizers of 350 Day aim to stabilize the planet and prevent disaster. Turns out many more are paying attention than expected
New details on Bill Gates's hurricane-alteration scheme haven't convinced some scientists that it's likely to succeed
How much do policymakers shape the science that comes out of government agencies?
A deep dive into one of the least scary geoengineering schemes to control global warming
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AUSTIN—A new and unpublished analysis of the regional impacts of a hypothetical scheme to mitigate global warming via radical deforestation was unveiled here Sunday at a gathering of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