Ben Gulak, who's starting college this semester at M.I.T., has already created a new vehicle--an electric cycle you operate with body movement. Cynthia Graber reports
Researchers debate whether Earth will be swallowed by the sun as it expands into a red giant billions of years from now
Hurricane Ike continued its path of destruction Sunday afternoon in the Bahamas and Turks and Caicos, as Cuba scrambled to evacuate residents of the eastern part of the country that the Category 4 hurricane is likely to slam into later today and tonight...
The island nations of the Caribbean are bracing for more dangerous weather as Hurricane Ike maintains its strength. As of 11 p.m. EST Saturday, Ike was near or over Turks and Caicos, according to the National Weather Service, and was expected to hit the Bahamas tomorrow, followed by Cuba tomorrow night...
New device quells blazes with less risk to firefighters
Funeral options that honor your loved one--and the planet
Fay, Gustav, Hanna, Ike: What's next for the U.S.? What causes nature's destructive storms? How do scientists study and predict them? How are they linked to global warming?
In a harrowing prediction of what would become the future, this 2001 feature notes that a major hurricane could swamp New Orleans under 20 feet of water, killing thousands
Some say high, some say low, some say fast, some say slow
Are the new propellant chemicals any better than the CFCs banned in the 1970s?
A ring of warm, salty water in the Atlantic was recently imaged with seismic survey data taken 15 years ago
In a victory for environmentalists, federal environmental regulators have nixed a flood-control project they determined would threaten wildlife.
The move – which puts the kibosh on the proposed Yazoo Pumps Project to reduce flooding between the Mississippi and Yazoo rivers – is only the 12th time the Environmental Protection Agency has used its authority to scrap a project under the Clean Water Act...
We know you're just dying to taste that delectable genetically modified alfalfa, but you'll have to wait: an appeals court today ruled that the feds must review the potential environmental effects of the biotech seeds before farmers can plant them...