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A radical new power plant aims to convert our dirtiest fossil fuel into clean-burning hydrogen
You don't even need Congress to enact meaningful reform.
A new inflatable safety device could keep trapped coal miners alive until help arrives
Looking around for methane in Gale Crater, Curiosity found a whole lot of nothing. But that doesn't dash hopes of finding evidence of life on Mars some day.
Help your friend learn about global warming with gifts that will almost certainly tick him off.
It's probably not skeleton.
Recycling: It's not waste unless you waste it.
Do big investments from an oil refiner and a trash hauler mean Enerkem is close to cracking the code?
Do all those little things we do for the environment—recycling, giving up bottled water, going vegan—really make a difference?
Under-the-radar polluters, and the individuals doing their best to hold climate science back
Amazon's MatchBook service makes getting a printed book/Kindle copy bundle cheaper. But that takes us backward, environmentally speaking.
Last week was a busy one in Congress for climate legislation. But signals have been mixed
Arun Majumdar has to decide which researchers will get millions of dollars, and he has to do it fast. He must spark an energy revolution within 20 years, or it's lights out for us all.
Joseph Longo's Plasma Converter turns our most vile and toxic trash into clean energyâ€”and promises to make a relic of the landfill
The protostar and its protoplanetary disk are still in the process of being born.
"We are short of carbon dioxide for the needs of the plants," said state representative Jerry Anderson, who is also a former science teacher.