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Carbon's role in global warming

Carbon has been clobbered in the headlines lately for its link to global warming and pollution. But is this much-maligned element—the fourth most abundant in the universe—getting a bum rap?...

October 23, 2008 — Christie Nicholson

Electrifying cars Down Under

The alternative-energy automobile company known as Better Place plans to bring the same electric car system already in the works for Israel and Denmark to Australia.

October 23, 2008 — David Biello

Is BPA Bad for You?

Bisphenol A, a common compound found in many plastics, has been listed as a toxic substance in Canada but is still deemed safe in the U.S.

October 23, 2008

Instant Egghead: Carbon, Part One

Carbon is mentioned nearly everyday in the news, but do we really know what it is, and why is has such a bad reputation? ScientificAmerican.com reporter David Biello explains carbon in part one of this Instant Egghead episode...

October 23, 2008

Could pond scum provide the fuel of the future?

That's the subject of the second annual Algae Biomass Summit starting today in Seattle. The conference will explore the great question of whether microscopic plants could cut out the geologic middleman of time and pressure and just deliver fuel directly...

October 22, 2008 — David Biello

Hybrid cars: Which is most fuel efficient?

If your wallet is taking a beating from high gas prices and all this talk of green energy has inspired you to shop around for a hybrid car, new fuel-efficiency ratings may help you.

October 21, 2008 — Jordan Lite

Alternative energy: The "wave" of the future?

The crux of the global warming crisis is how to reduce energy-related carbon dioxide emissions while keeping the lights on. A new In-Depth Report by ScientificAmerican.com takes a look at future technologies that might help...

October 21, 2008 — Jordan Lite
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