A state-by-state breakdown of policies that could change your community.
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A scientist gets cozy with the most alien microbes in the world
Visions of a sweet future
The next big breakthrough in synthetic biology just might come from an amateur scientist
Tastes like chicken, runs like diesel
So everyone chill out. It does raise interesting questions for alien life-hunters, however
For environmentalist Jesse Ausubel, going green means land conservation and energy efficiency—and forgetting “boutique” renewables like windmills and biofuels
In the global race to reduce carbon emissions, these eco-minded communities, from Kansas to the Maldives, lead the pack. Here's how they're making their carbon footprints disappear
Steven Chu, the new U.S. secretary of energy, is a Nobel-winning physicist and an unabashed advocate of fighting climate change. But can he negotiate the political realities of transforming the energy economy?
Forget corn; we'll get fuel from all the other stuff, says DOE
In a new study, iron-oxidizing microbes give fresh meaning to the phrase "living off the grid," and provide fresh hope as a potential biofuel.
Looking for a clean fuel that grows anywhere, needs only sunlight and water, and could produce enough oil to free the U.S. from its petroleum addiction? Here´s one start-up's plan for converting oil from algae-yes, algae
It won't be easy, but there are ways to make the food production math add up