The innovative research and development program known as ARPA-e is in imminent danger of losing funding--and putting the U.S. even further behind in its bid for a clean-energy economy. ..
The scale of disaster, security risks and spotty organization all conspired to overwhelm aid efforts
In flood-isolated regions the U.S. military presents a humanitarian face that may become more common as climate change raises the disaster risks
How tiny waves of matter may help missiles stay on track
EPA approved the use of 15 percent ethanol in newer model vehicles yesterday, drawing fire from environmental groups and the auto industry
So-called rare earths are not rare, but with no current domestic source the essential trace elements can be harder to come by than U.S. makers of wind turbines, hybrid cars, weapon systems and other technology would prefer...
Government officials believe deliberate human degradation of Pakistan's environment, along with a string of failings in engineering projects downstream, made the 2010 summer flooding worse...
Researchers turn to virtual worlds for real-world insights into addiction
Renewable energy made big national headlines October 12 as a group of investors, including search engine giant Google, announced plans to build a 560-kilometer offshore wind power transmission "backbone" off the U.S...
A ClimateWire investigation into the origins of the flood disaster uncovered evidence that points to a calamity caused by man, the cumulative effect of erratic weather forecast by climate change models, massive deforestation, and lax attention to infrastructure...
The octopus sucker can feel, taste, grip, manipulate—and act of its own accord
Report stirs controversy as it reveals unexpected levels of toxic heavy metals.
An additional 150 people join the ranks of humanity every minute, a pace that could lead our numbers to reach nine billion by 2050. Changing that peak population number alone could save at least 1.4 billion metric tons of carbon from entering the atmosphere each year by 2050, according to a new analysis—the equivalent of cutting more than 10 percent of fossil fuel burning per year...
How that early bond subtly shapes decisions and moods
Cities' coarse coasts cause cyclonic course corrections
A new imaging technique shows how diseases work in real time
Automobiles go back to the future and become electric, but are they too quiet? David Biello reports
The plan emphasizes the need to share knowledge and scientific capacity, and establishes a new type of conservation partnership. But will it work in practice?
Safe hatching for eggs that were relocated to avoid oil spill.