Looming gaps in satellite coverage challenge sustained climate observation.
A mere 12 years after surmounting six billion, the world's population will reach seven billion, according to the U.N. But that rate seems to be slowing
Developments underway could let drivers charge their batteries with magnetic fields
It's the first probe ever built to track fast weather systems and long-term climate change
Can the planet handle more than seven billion humans?
Experimental infections prove that Geomyces destructans is responsible for white-nose syndrome
Global radioactivity data challenge Japanese estimates for emissions and point to the role of spent fuel pools
A large storm will form and stall over the Van, Turkey, area this week, bringing in chilly and unsettled conditions
New research shows that the Yukon River delivers more than five tons of mercury per year to the Arctic environment, likely thanks to climate change
Biologist Jeffrey Foster at the ScienceWriters2011 conference in Flagstaff on October 16 discussed the implications to humans of the bat die-off resulting from the fungal disease called white-nose syndrome. Steve Mirsky reports
A new breed of genetically modified mosquitoes carries a gene that cripples its own offspring. They could crush native mosquito populations and block the spread of disease. And they are already in the air—though that's been a secret
The Central Intelligence Agency is working on climate change, but you'd never know it. David Biello reports
A single grain of moon sand (magnified here about 300 times) reveals a ring created by a micrometeorite that struck it
An independent effort to review temperature data finds strong evidence of climate change, consistent with other scientific results
Independent analysis confirms earlier results but aims for greater transparency.
Over the past 10 years, there have been hundreds of accidents involving chlorine nationwide, injuring thousands
The U.S. Air Force has a new plan to track tiny pieces of orbiting debris
We need to construct a city of one million people every five days for the next 40 years to accommodate the population explosion, a researcher says
Fracturing a deep shale layer one time to release natural gas might pose little risk to drinking-water supplies, but doing so repeatedly could be problematic
Drilling for natural gas has gotten ahead of the science needed to prove it safe