A dearth of data on water resources is holding up improved management practices.
The U.S. EPA and DOT argue that if automakers start using more batteries in cars, or make gasoline engines way more efficient, they can meet much higher fuel efficiency standards
Just looking at sick people protects against illness
And one step that could change it
Wasting food isn't just bad in its own right, it also represents a profound waste of energy. David Biello reports
Sweet pepper gene confers resistance to bacterial wilt.
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New findings challenge a basic theory of physics that presumably had been settled
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U.S.-made electric cars face a maze of export restrictions