An International Energy Agency report calls for more research, carbon price, to help renewables compete.
One of agriculture's most dangerous substances, anhydrous ammonia requires several precautions to handle.
Imagine a mall. Now imagine a mall in the year 2150.
The journey back toward non-oil population homeostasis will not be pretty. We will discover the hard way that population hyper-growth was simply a side-effect of the oil age. It was a condition, not a problem with a solution.
Venice on Sunday enjoyed the sounds of silence as authorities imposed a five-hour ban on motorboats plying the Renaissance city’s main waterway in a bid to raise awareness about noise pollution and architectural damage caused by waves.
Activists have planted a flag at the North Pole along with millions of signatures calling for the Arctic to be declared a global sanctuary protected from oil drilling, lobby group Greenpeace said on Monday.
Summer ice in the Antarctic is melting 10 times quicker than it was 600 years ago, with the most rapid melt occurring in the last 50 years, a joint Australian-British study showed Monday.
It's 2013, yet 2.5 billion people in the world have no access to a basic sanitary toilet. And when there's no loo, where do you poo? In the street, probably near your water and food sources -- causing untold death and disease from contamination.
As vineyards around the world face the threat of increasing greenhouse gas emissions and climate change, one vineyard in France has planned to do its part to reduce its carbon footprint. The business plan makes perfect sense and is one that should be
A new bird-friendly wind turbine
Four months after pledging to lead the United States on a path to sustainable energy, President Barack Obama faces a turning point on electricity generated from coal, one of the dirtiest of fuels.
What’s all this fuss about silly federal research projects?
“To establish immigration policy without first establishing population policy is both illogical . . . and undemocratic!”
"Unlimited population growth cannot be sustained; you cannot sustain growth in the rates of consumption of resources. No species can overrun the carrying capacity of a finite land mass. This Law cannot be repealed and is not negotiable.”
For scientists studying summer sea ice in the Arctic, it’s not a question of “if” there will be nearly ice-free summers, but “when.” And two scientists say that “when” is sooner than many thought — before 2050 and possibly within the next decade or t
When you think of the East River in New York City, renewable energy probably isn't the first thing that comes to mind.
Shall we take bets on how the ancient-alien conspiracy theorists will spin this one?
Sol Voltaics plans to make a nanowire-laden ink to boost solar panel efficiency using a rapid manufacturing process.
Summers in the northern hemisphere are now warmer than at any period in six centuries, according to climate research published on Wednesday in the science journal Nature.
The 175th and final wind turbine was installed at the London Array offshore wind farm in December of 2012, but was finally commissioned this week.
Two Greenpeace activists dressed as polar bears boarded an oil platform in Norway on Wednesday to protest against Norwegian oil and gas group Statoil’s planned drilling in the Arctic.
Sally Jewell, CEO of outdoor retailer Recreational Equipment Inc., won easy Senate confirmation to be the nation's next interior secretary. The Senate approved her nomination, 87-11, with all the no votes coming from Republicans.
A new study suggests seasonal changes have a much bigger impact on mental health than previously thought.
A beehive buzzes with thousands of genetically similar female honeybees. Some nurse their queen and her eggs while others fly out in search of pollen and nectar.
A modular, open-source workhorse to help rebuild civilization.
Thunderstorms may emit invisible dark lightning alongside ordinary lightning.
A Caltech researcher thinks arrays of tiny wind turbines could produce cheaper power than big ones.
The first study of global warming's effects on clear-air turbulence offers some uncomfortable predictions.
Up to 120 tonnes of radioactive water may have "escaped" from an underground storage tank at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, an official announced Saturday.
I live in California, home to all sorts of environmental nonsense. We couldn’t build our house where we wanted to because of a tiny plant you can hardly see and a grasshopper that might – just might – live there.