Scientists have created a thin composite film that gives lithium–sulfur cells exceptional durability
The country has lost faith in nuclear power
Experts say it can be done—with a lot depending on technological advancements and acceptable price tags
Researchers are developing a practical method to convert water and sunshine into fuel
Freshwater-saltwater ecosystems could provide bountiful renewable energy
How can you support renewable energy? Plus, why you should
The U.S. is grossly underinvested in energy research, says Obama's science adviser. And that includes fusion power
The largest solar farm in the world, in China, generates almost as much electricity as a large nuclear power plant
Surveys of Great Plains mayors show policies push “conservation,” “air quality,” “energy savings”
This week powerful radio waves will disturb the ionosphere to probe satellite disruptions and create strange glows
A thin film coating can chill a vat of water to 15 degress Fahrenheit cooler than its surroundings, by absorbing—and then emitting—the sun's infrared rays. Christopher Intagliata reports.
The findings counter claims by some, including in the Trump administration, that the adoption of wind, solar and other forms of renewable energy are driving up U.S. energy costs
The exit would deal a heavy blow to multibillion-dollar nuclear fusion experiments
The reverse is a bitter blow to Native American tribes and climate activists after months of protests
Trump could soon issue an executive order directing the EPA to consider the Clean Power Plan illegal and stop any work related to the regulation
Scientific American executive editor Fred Guterl talks with Pres. Obama’s science advisor, John Holdren, about climate science, space travel, the issue of reproducibility in science, the brain initiative and more.
Trump's nominee for Energy secretary says that he will base decisions on "sound science"
Trump's choice to lead the Environmental Protection Agency tells Senate he would honor the intent of the U.S. Renewable Fuel Standard
Wastewater injection has created seismic problems in states like Oklahoma and Texas—but there are ways to mitigate the rumbling
The president-elect has taken what is widely seen as a hostile stance toward the scientific community. Here’s why