A new report proves that the fed's environmental watchdog has knowingly allowed toxic e-waste to be shipped overseas
A system called "catch shares" seems to keep fisheries from being overfished, while at the same time improving incomes for fishermen. Cynthia Graber reports
Stories from past issues of Scientific American
Running fisheries like a stock market may help halt species collapse from overfishing
The long, frigid Arctic autumn and winter began late last week—and the shrinking sea ice has begun to expand anew. That's good news for starving polar bears waiting for the ice to come in so they can hunt...
In response to soaring fuel prices, the Democratic-controlled House last night passed an energy package that would allow offshore drilling for the first time in 26 years.
Researchers at the Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC) in Mumbai, India, are studying the potential use of carbon nanotubes—hollow carbon fibers—to filter viruses, bacteria, toxic metal ions, and large noxious organic molecules out of water...
A new company has found a way to produce polymers from genetically engineered microbes that feed on sugars, replacing fossil-fuel based processes
Noise from human activity threatens an animal's reproductive success
Eating wildlife is an important part of feeding the world's poorest people. But will it drive extinction?
For the science policy positions of McCain and Obama to be meaningful, they need to be more detailed
A lack of rumbling does not necessarily make an earthquake harmless. Some of the quiet types could presage devastating tsunamis or larger, ground-shaking shocks
After making landfall at 3:10 a.m. this morning near Galveston as a Category 2 storm, Hurricane Ike's eye was just northeast of Conroe, Texas as of 8 a.m.
Even if U.S. energy policy goes "drill baby drill," there will be no escape from the vicissitudes of the global oil market
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Nearly 1 million people are evacuating the southeast Texas Gulf coast, with Hurricane Ike forecast to make landfall by late tomorrow or early Saturday.
Dinosaurs stomped all over the planet for millions of years. Now some researchers think it was more a matter of luck than vigor
Mature forests in colder climes may continue to store more carbon than they emit, thereby helping to stave off global warming