Public Prosecutors and Federal Judge cite violations of indigenous peoples' rights, guaranteed by Brazilian Constitution and international law
As Rio+20 nears, Brazil’s Dilma shouts down critics and undermines her case
A US Geological Survey research team says a remarkable increase in earthquake occurrence in the US in the past decade is “almost certainly man-made.”
Leak 'plugged' as contamination levels uncertain
Report implicates oil and natural gas drilling, aka fracking
A funny thing happens when diesel fuel drops below -30 degrees Fahrenheit: It turns to jelly.
The company, which is less than five years old, has been moving quickly to build a 300-acre algae farm as a large-scale demonstration of its process for making algae oils.
A scientific conundrum that has puzzled climate experts for years may have been solved with the publication of research showing how an increase in carbon dioxide levels in the atmosphere contributed to rising temperatures millions of years ago.
Worldwatch maps sustainable 'good life', warns great changes must be made before it's too late
Designer microbes regulate their own pathways to optimize fuel production, boosting yields threefold.
Genetically modified pigs that excrete less waste may be euthanized before they could be slaughtered for human consumption, says a report out of Canada. The herd of Enviropigs, which digest their feed more efficiently, just lost their funding.
A growing body of research suggests that the impact of the BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill may have been far worse than previously believed
Activists have imposed a de facto moratorium on new coal—and beat the Obama EPA to the punch.
Not taking Total's word for it, enviromental group sends vessel to verify impacts of gas in North Sea exclusion zone
A devastating drought consumed nearly all of Texas in 2011, killing livestock, destroying agriculture and sparking fires that burned thousands of homes.
A team of international scientists working in the central Pacific has discovered that coral which has survived heat stress in the past is more likely to survive it in the future.
Hundreds of famous landmarks around the world from the Eiffel Tower to the Great Wall of China are plunged into darkness to mark the annual Earth Hour.
The bottlenose dolphins of Barataria Bay, Louisiana, are showing signs of severe ill health, according to a report from NOAA.
The EPA wants to classify coal ash as hazardous waste—and you can find it in your home, backyard, and medicine cabinet.
Radioactive cesium far exceeding the allowable limit and way higher than previously detected contamination levels in fish has been found in river trout here, the prefectural government said on March 28.
Fukushima Radiation Plume Hit Southern and Central California
It's springtime, and farmers throughout the Midwest and South are preparing to plant corn—and lots of it.
The Environmental Protection Agency made a huge step forward on Tuesday with the announcement of rules limiting greenhouse gas emissions from new power plants—the first rules for power plants, ever.
French gas giant dismissed concerns that the oil rig could explode
French-owned platform is abandoned with no answers yet on how to avert further calamity
Cyber-environmentalists said Friday 80 countries have joined the World Cleanup 2012 campaign which will see volunteers across the globe use the Internet to target illegal trash dumps for cleanup.
A new study clarifies that impact: Hydrocarbons from the Macondo well trickled into the ocean food chain via its tiniest members, zooplankton.
Mining magnate Clive Palmer has accused the United States government of funding environmental group Greenpeace via the CIA to undermine Australia's coal mining sector. Mr Palmer made the extraordinary claim over Greenpeace's plan to use the court
In a sharp rebuke, a judge reversed a decision by the EPA to revoke a critical permit for one of the nation’s largest mountaintop removal mining projects. The EPA’s decision in to rescind the waste disposal permit for the mine exceeded the agency’s a
Almost six years ago, I was the editor of a single-topic issue on energy for Scientific American that included an article by Princeton University’s Robert Socolow