A mechanical engineer explains how reusing wastewater at the town and even household levels can save both water and energy
One New York City neighborhood’s efforts to pool local renewable energy sources reflects a larger push toward decentralized power production and consumption
Oil firms might pay to use CO2 emissions from power plants, but low petroleum prices could doom the effort
Can new technology clean up the dirtiest fossil fuel?
Peabody Energy filed for bankruptcy on April 13, joining a string of coal companies in recent months
Coal provides the economic engine for a small town in eastern Montana
Mining coal in the Powder River Basin is no longer a sure bet
An excerpt from Mason Inman’s The Oracle of Oil
The Model 3, listed at $35,000, has 115,000 preorders and climbing
Today's Nuclear Security Summit tackles proliferation, and scientists try a way to trace gases from secret bombs
Three decades after Chernobyl, the U.S. needs to tackle its own ominous nuclear safety problem
The accident was just one factor that makes it a hard sell to fight climate change
Reducing emissions is not a priority for the military
The cleanup effort could take decades; meanwhile the amount of radioactive material the plant leaks grows
Science and engineering will have little effect if lawmakers don't craft policies to back energy advances
U.S. has to fund clean energy more aggressively or the developing world will resort to fossil fuels
What is Bill Gates betting on to provide the world with cheap, clean, reliable energy?
Scientific American's energy and environment editor, David Biello, met with Bill Gates on February 22 to discuss tackling carbon emissions while at the same time making necessary energy available to ever more of the globe’s growing population.
An unusual 5–4 decision halts the federal effort to curb carbon dioxide emissions from power plants while the court battle continues
EVs charged in China produce two to five times as much smog-forming particulate matter and chemicals as gas-engine cars, studies find