Arctic climatologist Konrad Steffen has spent 18 consecutive springs on the Greenland ice cap, personally building and installing the weather stations that help the world's scientists understand what's happening up there. And what's happening may be much worse than anyone thought possible
Alan Burns made a fortune in the oil business. But as oil wanes, he's convinced that clean energy will be—must be—the next big thing. And so this inventor has poured his fortune into a challenge far greater than finding new oil deposits: extracting energy from the ocean
Why just rebuild the Crescent City when we can reinvent it? Here, the complete plan for riding out a category-5 storm
Reconstructing sea level history for the first time
A state-by-state breakdown of policies that could change your community.
Updates for climate change resilience may allow communities like Miami Beach to survive the century, but they're costing millions of dollars
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?
The cold, hard facts
Computational modelling suggests human land use leads to more infection at sea
The latest assessment from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, released in full online today, details what we can and cannot predict about global warming.
Next year, a new tunnel under Lake Mead will begin delivering water to Las Vegas. The project is massive, expensive, politically fraught—and a harbinger of things to come.
The industry and the F.A.A. say the climate effects of flying civilians into space will be negligible, but some scientists fret about the accumulation of black carbon in the stratosphere.
See where Earth is heating up.
An awesome, disorienting look at kitty vision.
Overwhelming atmospheric evidence supports the reality of global warming--and humans' role in causing it
Turbines to take root in the sea
Traditional chicken, beef, and pork production devours resources and creates waste. Meat-free meat might be the solution.
Hot off the presses: Highlights from the world's biggest science conference
The free software from Google gives scientists a new world view
Some of the most common maps don't accurately depict Earth's surface. But it's not for lack of trying.