Good timing and a little luck is all it takes to capture an amazing video of one of nature's most fearsome events: a volcanic eruption.
Green groups slam the agency for green-lighting Dow Chemical's Enlist Duo, whose key ingredient 2,4-D is also found in Agent Orange
Critic warns move would be 'foolhardy' and lead to civilian casualties, massive spills and environmental damage
Eco-warrior turned chemist Michael Braungart is trying to kickstart a new industrial revolution.
LEDs attract 50% more insects and could damage ecosystems
Our advanced civilisation is built on easily exploited coal, oil and gas. New Scientist explores an alternative history that holds lessons for us all
Imagine a country with abundant power — oil and gas, sunshine, wind (and money) — but missing one key essential for life: water. Infrastructure engineer Fahad Al-Attiya talks about the unexpected ways that the small Middle Eastern nation of Qatar
A crack in a steam generator tube prompted a nuclear reactor to shut down at the Yeonggwang plant on Friday.
What is to blame for the incredible rise in children with autism in the United States?
Newly released images created from NASA satellite data illustrate the staggering effect the California drought has had on groundwater supply in the state.
Earth's atmosphere wasn't always full of life-giving oxygen — it was once a choking mixture of carbon dioxide and other gases, more like the atmosphere of Mars or Venus.
Researchers on an expedition to assess the state of plastic pollution in the North Pacific Ocean discovered two disturbing things:
The Athabasca Oil Sands in Alberta, Canada are the largest known resource for crude bitumen in the world.
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From a mass march for action to a United Nations summit, PopSci will be there.
Modern Meadow's CEO explains how he'll culture leather and make steak from giant vats brewing muscle and skin cells.
Health authorities claim incident poses "negligible" risk
America's power plants are among the leading global sources of carbon emission than the entire economies of Russia, India, Japan or any other nation put together besides China, a latest report said on Friday.
This could be the start of a new era, in the way we treat our planet. This blob may look crazy but when you think of the almost 50 billion plastic water bottles used by Americans each year it starts to make more sense.
In her journal Lee notes who's home: Brown cap. Fierce yellow eyes. Dark necklace on a white breast. Bigger than its companion. A female osprey. Elliott and Lee are spending a few hours on this river about 25 miles east of Vancouver counting th
While their contents might be considered an environmental hazard by many, disposable diapers themselves pose a more significant problem for the environment.
The problem with nuclear waste is that it needs to be stored for many thousands of years before it's safe, which is a tricky commitment for even the most stable civilization.
Water wells in central California have begun to run dry, reports the LA Times.
A forest planted by humans, then left to nature's own devices, typically takes at least 100 years to mature. But what if we could make the process happen ten times faster?
Propane is an appealing fuel, easily stored and already used worldwide, but it's extracted from the finite supply of fossil fuels ? or is it?
In 2009, the US experienced its worst recession since the Great Depression. But as the value of the dollar fell, the price of gold was approaching a record high, quadrupling in value between 2005 and 2010.
America's existing pipelines are getting older and more prone to corrosion, and over the next five to 10 years, there will be a significant increase in the number of new pipelines and oil spills
In an unexpected discovery, hundreds of gas plumes bubbling up from the seafloor were spotted during a sweeping survey of the U.S. Atlantic Coast.
The MPG Marathon, now in its fourth year, aims to demonstrate how fuel-efficient cars, route planning technology and eco-friendly driving skills can help to manage the rising cost of fuel.
Using waste hemp fibers as the starting material, researchers at the University of Alberta in Canada have developed a high-performance electrode material for supercapacitors at one thousandth the cost of the more commonly used graphene.