A state-by-state breakdown of policies that could change your community.
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
Excerpt: Mind Fixers
Our resident Hollywood physicist examines how even the most righteous crime fighters still manage to break the most important laws of all
The first reactor-on-a-barge will bring power to Russiaâ€™s electricity-starved Arctic
Wind, solar, tidal—all are battling for the renewable-energy crown, but what about the six billion highly efficient short-stroke engines in our midst? What about us?
With so many problems with our oceans--and solutions to them--it can be tricky to know where to start. So we asked the experts
Choo-choos and plant-based fuels are in our energy future.
A new study suggests that ethanol production could drive up corn prices, leaving U.S. grains and meat in short supply
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.
Last October, Iceland's economy tanked. Its bailout? A two-mile geothermal well drilled into a volcano that could generate an endless supply of clean energy. Or, as Icelanders will calmly explain, it could all blow up in their faces
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
Ten students who are improving MRIs, cancer treatments and human-robot interaction--between classes, of course
Virginia's mountains provided the first real obstacles on our trip--but also some windy inspiration
Scientists invent a uranium-eating molecule that could help turn nuclear junk into fuel
Louis Michaud has received funding from Peter Thiel's Breakout Labs to harness energy through manmade vortexes. Will your streetlights soon be powered by a tornado?
It might not (just) be foul play.
Gas hydrates: Alaska's largely untapped alternative energy source
Science of the Union.
Ants, minus the venom
Astronomy: Timothy Ferris eyes the amateur asteroid-watchers.
In the escalating arms race between battery power and consumption, The Cells are losing to The Gadgetsâ€”Big time. Question is, can the chemists catch up to the engineers?