U.S. nuclear power plant operators haven't figured out how to quickly detect leaks of radioactive water from aging pipes that snake underneath the sites - and the leaks, often undetected for years, are not going to stop, according to a new report by
Without realizing it, humans might be able to innately detect Earth’s magnetic field, thanks to a compound found in our eyes. Or we may have been able to do so some time in the past.
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has been enforcing a no-fly zone over the Fort Calhoun plant since early this month, even though the plant has been shut down since early April for refueling.
Pollution and global warming are pushing the world's oceans to the brink of a mass extinction of marine life unseen for tens of millions of years, a consortium of scientists warned Monday.
A wee particle accelerator in the English countryside could be a harbinger of a safer, cleaner future of energy. Specifically, nuclear energy, but not the type that has wrought havoc in Japan and controversy throughout Europe and the U.S.
The traditional icons of Arizona miners are picks and shovels, but a new project could harvest copper from deep underground without moving a spade of dirt using hundreds of pumps that send acid underground to dissolve the copper minerals, then suck t
Destroying planet earth for profit
Barely a year ago, you could get 40 miles per gallon in exactly one conventional gas-powered car--the two-seat, toaster-size ForTwo, from Smart. But with fuel prices approaching $4 a gallon, membership in the 40-and-over club is growing fast.
a machine he calls the Zero Liquid Discharge Sewage Elimination System (ZLD). The device uses engine heat to oxidize and evaporate toilet, shower and galley waste.
Investing $40 billion annually in the forest sector is needed for the world to transition into a low carbon, resource-efficient green economy, according to a UN report released here Sunday.
Google Earth broke new ground (new water?) when they took the world of virtual-earth-exploring oceans. Of course, the oceans are kind of big. They fill up nearly three-quarters of the earth's surface area, and most of that area hasn't been mapped.
Researchers at the Technical University of Hamburg and the Helmholtz Center Geesthacht have engineered a new nanomaterial that changes from hard to soft with the flip of a switch.
Minnesota mine say they’ve seen seasonally varying blips in electrical pulses that may be the telltale signs of WIMPs, or weakly interacting massive particles.
Girls might just have a new best friend. Diamonds are commonly known as one of the hardest (and shiniest) rocks on the planet, but new simulations show that three other stable forms of pure carbon would sparkle even more than diamonds.
A new hybrid power plant to be built in Turkey will combine a traditional gas-fired steam turbine with solar thermal power and wind power, according to GE.
But like many of the natural world’s most violent and disruptive events, they sure do make for some incredible photo ops. Chile’s Puyehue, which began erupting on Saturday, is no exception.
Despite using advanced technology that lets planes practically fly themselves, airline pilots are still bogged down by a lingering 20th-century artifact: Paper. Now at least one commercial airline is adopting cockpit iPads
Nanotechnology, organic chemistry, thermoelectrics and, yes, fashion are all in play here, as scientists and designers come up with clothing that can protect humans’ health, generate electricity and even keep things nice and clean.
Tokyoites are bracing themselves for a scorching, sweat-filled summer, indoors and out due to a government decree to cut electricity usage by 15% this summer thanks to its now-crippled nuclear-power plants.
When you think the government bureaucracy in charge of protecting the environment is watching out for the countries best interest, you should be aware that it’s not exactly what you had in mind or how it really works. In many countries around the wRead Letter
“For a variety of reasons, humans usually don’t react to problems until they become crises. All these crises are semi-connected, where one will trigger one or more of the others. At best, they will end our industrial civilization."
There is no denying that Gore and his film deserve the lion's share of the credit (or blame) for launching the wild hysteria to combat "manmade global warming" that swept the nation in 2006.
Hans Welch responded to a call for volunteers where they needed help with pilot whales that had been stranded. The Miami resident was in the water holding the pectoral fin of a stranded whale. He pulled out his waterproof camera and began recording.
Fukushima is by far the worst ever environmental disaster
Criminal charges have been dismissed against a research technician who admitted there was no authorization to intentionally capture an endangered jaguar that later died in southern Arizona. It was the last known wild jaguar living in the United State
Miniature video cameras strapped to the backs of young brown boobies allow researchers to watch how they learn from other seabirds.
This is about the wild horse roundups. BUT, ranch owners who own cattle and sheep should pay attention to the following, and wonder what water or land will be left for your livestock grazing in the future. Why do you think the DOI is removing all of
Energy and Natural Resources Committee VIDEO
Bolivia is preparing a draft United Nations treaty that would give "Mother Earth" the same rights as human beings. Bolivia has recently passed a law giving rights to insects, trees, and other "natural things."
"In 2020, the UN has projected that we will have 50 million environmental refugees.”