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Cultured Beef: Do We Really Need a $380,000 Burger Grown in Petri Dishes?

For the first time, the public has been treated to the spectacle of lab-grown meat cooked and eaten via live Webcast. Backed by Google billionaire Sergey Brin, Dutch tissue engineer Mark Post unveiled his “cultured beef” at a press event on August 5, answering the question posed by a 2011 Scientific American feature: “When Will [...]..

August 5, 2013 — David Biello
The Overwhelming Odds Of Climate Change

The Overwhelming Odds Of Climate Change

If you listen to global warming deniers, or even much of the public, it seems like there is some stack of scientific studies somewhere that refute anthropogenic—human-caused—climate change...

May 20, 2013 — Kyle Hill

El cambio climático, resumido en 29 puntos

El veredicto ya está. Ayer, el grupo de expertos del Panel Intergubernamental sobre el Cambio Climático de las Naciones Unidas presentó su último informe,  que condensa 13 meses de trabajo de más de 800 científicos...

November 3, 2014 — Mark Fischetti
On environmentalism and ‘frackademia’

On environmentalism and ‘frackademia’

It’s sad that the biggest takeaway from the UT Austin/Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) study on methane emissions from upstream shale gas production has been the involvement of industry...

September 18, 2013 — David Wogan
EPA “got it right” on more stringent methane regulations

EPA “got it right” on more stringent methane regulations

One of the big takeaway from the big UT Austin/Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) methane leakage study released today is emissions rates are actually lower in some parts of the production process than initially thought...

September 16, 2013 — David Wogan

Indian Railways and Military Go Solar

There's been no shortage recently of big companies going big on solar, nor of middlemen trying to pave the way for bulk buying of solar power, but when the beast that is national procurement gets involved, the ante is upped...

April 15, 2015 — Tali Trigg
Map Monday: 50+ Shades of Air Pollution

Map Monday: 50+ Shades of Air Pollution

In today's installment of Map Monday, I wanted to focus on air pollution as mapped by Hsu et al and The Atlantic. Go to this link to see the full interactive map, which details air pollution by country and city...

June 16, 2014 — Tali Trigg
Map Monday: Will Global Warming Drown Your Hometown?

Map Monday: Will Global Warming Drown Your Hometown?

You may recently have read about climate change and North Carolina for all the wrong reasons, entailing laws designed to forbid the mentioning of the term "climate change" as well as outright banning measurements of sea-level rise...

September 29, 2014 — Tali Trigg

Can China Cut Coal?

On a visit to China a few years back, I asked a local official about pollution controls after enjoying my first sour, gritty taste of the country’s air.

November 25, 2014 — David Biello

Tar Sands Pipeline Vetoed, Climate Threat Marches On

Pres. Barack Obama vetoed a bill to approve construction of the Keystone XL Pipeline on February 24— not because of climate change, not because of low oil prices and not because of the risks from leaking diluted bitumen from the tar sands...

February 25, 2015 — David Biello

Energy in the 2015 State of the Union

Tonight President Obama will address a joint session of Congress for the 2015 State of the Union. In 2009, his speech described that renewable energy would "transform our economy, protect our security and save our planet from the ravages of climate change.” By 2014, he highlighted natural gas as as "the bridge fuel that can [...]..

January 20, 2015 — Sheril Kirshenbaum

Introducing Scientific American Health & Medicine

Introducing Scientific American Health & Medicine