Transportation is the fastest-growing source of emissions of carbon dioxide. The U.S. aims to change that with stickers. David Biello reports
The push for wind as a renewable energy source has turbines sharing the same airspace as aircraft, with aging radar systems unable to tell the difference
Climate change can’t alter the blue skies or access to the beach and mountains, but it will pose four tangible threats: The summers will grow hotter, the air will be smoggier, there will be more fires, and there will be much less water...
Letters to the editor from the May 2010 issue of Scientific American
Data from repaired Hubble telescope uncover new secrets about our nearest supernova.
Doubts over the existence of the mysterious quantum phenomenon may soon be laid to rest.
The fault lies not in ourselves but in the faults
When oil stopped gushing into the Gulf of Mexico, the ecosystems under assault started on a long road to recovery. Amanda Mascarelli meets the researchers assessing their chances.
Failure to act on threats to global sustainability brings the world closer to disaster
For decades, apocalyptic environmentalists (and others) have warned of humanity's imminent doom, largely as a result of our unsustainable use of and impact upon the natural systems of the planet...
A new device lets the disabled move and communicate with their noses
New photos offer the best evidence yet of mollusk aeronautics
Editor's Note: Students from Dartmouth's Thayer School of Engineering are working in Tanzania to help improve sanitation and energy technologies in local villages.
Thinking about cash impairs the ability to savor experiences
Dammed if they don't: Cost to protect endangered sturgeon in South Carolina could be $100 million, utility says
How much will it cost to protect an endangered fish in South Carolina? The National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) wants local utility Santee Cooper to make several changes to its dams on Marion and Moultrie lakes, which would help endangered shortnose sturgeon ( Acipenser brevirostrum ) to pass through the dams and breed...
A history of dramatic geological change is questioned.
A better way to compile and review climate science starts with making sure the organization charged with it has an adequate and accountable full-time staff
When an object is partially hidden, the brain deftly reconstructs it as a visual whole