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Trump’s signaled he’s pro-nuclear, but it’s a low priority for Congress | “It’s going to be quite challenging to do anything at the federal level”
WHEN CYBER-HACKERS overtook parts of Ukraine’s electricity grid last December, plunging more than 200,000 people into darkness, the unprecedented attack sent utility companies everywhere scrambling to address long-standing vulnerabilities in their ow
The spider may be able to select leaves with hues similar to its own body for more effective camouflage.
JOE KAESER IN THE DEVELOPED WORLD, WE ARE SURROUNDED by electronics, from the computers on our desks to the smartphones in our pockets to the thermostats in our homes to our data in the virtual cloud. For this reason, you might imagine that our crit
Scientists have recently begun to re-examine a scary question: Will a crucial ocean current shut down?
David Biello, author of The Unnatural World, talks about the paradox of climate change in the Trumpocene.
The president makes the case for his energy legacy in one of the nation’s preeminent scientific journals.
RICHARD BRANSON IN 1976, AMID RISING SCIENTIFIC concerns about a warming planet, a young energy-policy analyst named Amory Lovins challenged the U.S. government to reimagine the nation’s energy supply and pursue the path of renewable energy and grea
New research suggests the moon was the result of a series of smaller collisions rather than a single catastrophe, contradicting a theory that has been widely accepted for over 30 years.
And, despite what Trump said in the debate, it isn’t likely to save miners’ jobs either
Ben Carson must acknowledge the threat global warming poses to American homes
WATCHING MATT DAMON play a stranded astronaut in The Martian, moviegoers might assume they’re learning exactly how to survive on Mars. Simply pop up a greenhouse, fertilize the sandy soil with excrement, and behold a thriving crop of potato plants th
Floridians in Palm Beach spend millions to deal with rising seas | “Three feet of water-level change would severely impact us”
The first offshore wind farm in the U.S. marks a turning point for the industry.
Here’s how Thomas Woltz and company channel site-specific details into meaningful, large-scale parks.
DOING LAUNDRY: THAT IS HOW ONE THINKER RESPONDED TO THE REFUGEE CRISIS IN GREECE AND THE WASTE IT CREATES. THE RESULT WAS A PROGRAM THAT PROVIDES NEW ARRIVALS WITH CLOTHING AND LOCAL WORKERS WITH EMPLOYMENT. OTHER STEWARDS PLANTED THEMSELVES BETWEEN
JUSTIN WORLAND AS GEOLOGICAL EPOCHS HAVE COME AND gone throughout Earth’s vast history, shifts have often correlated with large-scale global changes like ice ages and mass extinctions. An asteroid hits the planet, wiping out the dinosaurs, and the C
Whales have one of the strangest, least-understood histories of any animal—and barnacles might be the key to unlocking their secrets.
JUSTIN WORLAND CLIMATE NEGOTIATORS MEETING IN KIGALI, Rwanda, agreed on Oct. 15 to phase out pollutants known as hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs). The deal represents crucial progress toward meeting the goal of last year’s landmark Paris Agreement, which s
Naureen S. Malik Adam Sieminski is the administrator of the U.S. Energy Information Administration, a division of the Department of Energy that collects and analyzes data. Are $60 oil prices possible next year? They should be above $50 next year.
MANY RENEWABLE energy advocates think the best way to store solar and wind energy may be to use what are known as “flow batteries,” which hold liquid electrolytes in tanks and then pump them through a reactor to produce electricity. A major advantage
Next year, though, the state faces a 40-percent risk of a major tremor.
ARCHITECT STEVEN HOLL SAVED A PLOT OF LAND FROM DEVELOPMENT AND BUILT HIMSELF A GUESTHOUSE THAT SLEEPS FIVE—BUT HAS NO BEDROOMS.
Customizable, sustainable residences get big funding
A growing number of bars are leveraging advanced science, emerging technologies and DIY ingenuity to expand the possibilities of cocktail craft and redefine how drinks are engineered and experienced.
Two decades ago, car companies predicted that they’d have millions of hydrogen fuel-cell cars on the road by 2020. today, that seems impossible, given that only three models are in commercial producti
Justin Worland HUNDREDS OF COAL-FIRED power plants across the U.S. have shuttered in the face of cheaper alternatives and increasingly tough environmental regulations. But while the closings are a win for clean air, they can devastate local economie
AT FIRST GLANCE, LONDON’S Oxford Street looks like any other pristine urban corridor. Trees bloom. Taxis honk. Shoppers flock to stores like Starbucks, Uniqlo and the Gap. Of all the words you could use to describe this destination, dangerous would b
VISUAL COMMENTARIES ON THE EARTH’S RESOURCES BY THREE ARTISTS.
With all the lake fishing, hiking trails, and osprey sightings.
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